Why did @AmyEGardner just falsely advise @maddow that it would be almost impossible for remote hackers to change vote tallies bc voting machines supposedly are never online?! That is misinformation. #RemoveTheModems 1/
3/ This letter signed by a multitude of election-security experts debunks @AmyEGardner’s claim. https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7225186-Wireless-Modems-2020-9-15-20-FL.html
4/ It would be nice if @AmyEGardner & @Maddow would expose this dangerous use of wireless modems rather than help cover it up. If it were exposed, maybe officials wouldn’t do it. Honesty shld not be too much to ask. #ProtectOurVotes https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/7225186-Wireless-Modems-2020-9-15-20-FL.html
New warnings of hacking risks for voting systems connected to the internet
A group of cyber security experts found election systems in some precincts in 11 states online, warning that hackers could try to target them. The CEO of the nation’s largest voting machine manufac...https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/new-warnings-of-hacking-risks-for-voting-systems-connected-to-the-internet-76456005785
6/ Yes it’s too late to remove them. Thanks to @maddow and everyone else who ignored this issue. But there is still time for election officials to not use them.
7/ Do @AmyEGardner & @Maddow not read @KimZetter? https://www.vice.com/en/article/3kxzk9/exclusive-critical-us-election-systems-have-been-left-exposed-online-despite-official-denials
Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials
The top voting machine company in the country insists that its election systems are never connected to the internet. But researchers found 35 of the systems have been connected to the internet for...https://www.vice.com/en/article/3kxzk9/exclusive-critical-us-election-systems-have-been-left-exposed-online-despite-official-denials
8/ If they exposed it, election officials might finally be shamed into doing the right thing (removing or at least not using the effing cellular modems) and then people wouldn’t feel compelled to lie about it. Lying makes things worse. It makes it harder to change things.
9/ It also makes it harder for losing Democratic campaigns to challenge suspicious election losses. It doesn’t affect Rs the same way bc they don’t care if people call them conspiracy theorists or sore losers.