Ds ignore the MANY unexplained voting system “glitches” that have benefited Rs. Ds did try to pass the #SAFEAct
, which wld have required robust manual audits, but Rs blocked it. Rs are now SCREAMING about a glitch that was corrected & explained in MI. 1/ https://www.axios.com/gop-senator-election-security-blocks-3f432161-42f4-4fa2-9207-d281ec857058.html
2/ Discussion of the subtraction of 16k votes from Gore’s total in Volusia County, Florida in 2000 and how the explanation made no sense. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/magazine/election-security-crisis-midterms.html
3/ 127K votes disappeared from ES&S/Diebold voting machines in Georgia in 2018. This has never been explained. https://www.theroot.com/exclusive-thousands-of-black-votes-in-georgia-disappea-1832472558
4/ Same system: ES&S/Diebold. Same problem: vanishing black votes. Same explanation: no explanation provided. https://twitter.com/mivasair/status/1273106630763253760
5/ Thread re; potentially anomalous outcomes that favored Republicans in the 2020 election. https://threadreaderapp.com/thread/1324158568430403584.html
6/ The Democrats even had a Republican whistleblower who testified under oath and signed a sworn affidavit stating that Rep Tom Feeney. (Volusia county, FL) had asked him to design a vote flipping program for the 2000 election. https://www.bradblog.com/Docs/CC_Affidavit_120604.pdf
7/ The voting system that deleted 16k Gore votes in Volusia county, FL in 2000 was supplied by Global Election Systems (later re-named Diebold) whose largest shareholder & senior programmer was a convicted embezzler. And still Ds said almost nothing. https://legacy.tyt.com/2018/08/17/kobachs-kansas-victory-tainted-by-kobachs-election-system/
8/ FFS, Ken Blackwell (Ohio’s Secretary of State in 04 AND a member of the Bush campaign) hired Republican operatives who re-routed Ohio’s election night returns through a backup server hosted by Smartech in TN. Kerry led until the main server went down. https://link.medium.com/2bfNdOuYfbb
9/ Smartech also hosted all of the Bush White House emails and conveniently lost them when they were subpoenaed by Ds re: the US Attorney firing scandal. They were retrieved years later, but only a small handful produced. Russia hacked Smartech in 2015. https://www.thedailybeast.com/cheats/2016/12/14/report-rnc-email-was-actually-hacked
10/ Here’s an article about the problem in Michigan that Rs are now exploiting to try to upend the election after blocking all efforts to secure the election in advance w/ meaningful manual audit reqmts, including a secure chain of custody. https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/11/06/antrim-county-vote-glitch-software-update/6194745002/
12/ “Rs will accept no...cybersecurity standards...I pointed out that right now...u can have a voting machine w/ a... connection to the internet...And the Rs objected &...sat down...” @RonWyden https://www.fastcompany.com/90465001/senator-ron-wyden-the-gop-is-making-a-mockery-of-election-security
13/ This seems surgical:
On Wed., the USPS “processed 94.5 % of ballots on time [the expected rate is 97%],” but in the “9 postal districts spanning 5 states— AZ, NV, PA, NC & GA—that have yet 2 decide the presidential race, the on-time rate was 84.6 %.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/11/05/usps-late-ballots-election/
14/ Moreover, virtually everywhere, Trump significantly OVER-PERFORMED expectations, not the reverse. https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/06/polling-industry-blows-it-again-434591
16/ Trump & Rs blocked election transparency legislation, & are now weaponizing the absence of transparency to try to steal the election, while distracting from the red shift btwn polls & reported outcomes, significant anomalies in FL & Texas, & unexpected GOP senate victories.
17/ We must not allow Rs to weaponize their own bad faith dereliction of duty in the conduct of this election.
18/ To be continued
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