Jennifer Cohn @jennycohn1 Election security advocate & writer; attorney; Contributor @WhoWhatWhy, @NYRDaily #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes 🆘 Jul. 15, 2019 1 min read

Dear @OversightDems: We will never have meaningful election-security reform unless you publicly expose the many lies and half-truths told by America's largest voting machine vendors & their surrogates. Pls #SubpoenaTheVendors now. You have the power. TY. #ProtectOurVotes 1/


“July 15, 2019 floor speech on election security" by @RonWyden  2/


4/ Thread.

5/ Thread by cybersecurity journalist @kimzetter:


7/ Thread.

8/ Vendor surrogates even bury warnings, just like the tobacco companies did. Thread.

9/ More misleading statements by ES&S, America's largest voting machine vendor.

10/ And more.

11/ ES&S also installed wireless modems in key swing states starting in 2015. Where else did they put them?!


13/ The public deserves to know that voting machine vendor ES&S's founder, who also served as director of Scytl starting in 2006, hired a convicted embezzler to program voting machines for Diebold, which ES&S acquired in 2009.



16/ In 2017, voting machine vendor ES&S—which declined to appear before the U.S. Senate Rules Committee last week & which has refused to answer basic election security questions from US Senator Ron Wyden—leaked 1.8 million Chicago voter records! 


18/ South Carolina’s top election official sat on voting machine vendor ES&S’s secret advisory board & received trips, lodging, & dining worth $20k from ES&S. The entire state just signed a $51 M contract for ES&S’s ExpressVote barcode system. 

19/ Thread.


21/ Meanwhile, voting machines in the South are "losing" black votes. Thread.

22/ The inexplicable 127k undervotes in the GA Lt. Governor’s race that Geoff Duncan reportedly won “seemed to specifically happen in black neighborhoods. Even stranger, the black voters’ absentee mail ballots didn’t reflect the drop-off..” 

23/ Thread.

24/ We cannot continue this way. There is too much at stake. Sunlight is the only antidote for this affliction. Please #SubpoenaTheVendors now while you still can. Thank you.

25/ P.S.

26/ PPS.

27/ One more. Thread. #SubpoenaTheVendorsNow

28/ And another.

29/ And another. Thread.

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