Jennifer Cohn ✍🏻

Jennifer Cohn ✍🏻

@jennycohn1

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Election security advocate & writer; attorney; published work in @WhoWhatWhy @NYRDaily @Salon #HandMarkedPaperBallots #ProtectOurVotes πŸ†˜

Joined on December 12, 2015
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This is a nice piece by @ArtL7 on the dangers of new touchscreen voting machines called ballot marking devices (β€œBMDs”), which vendors and too many others often misleadingly call β€œpaper ballot systems.” The barcode or QR code at the top is the only part counted as your vote. 4/ https://t.co/YtUmoImAHi
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This is a nice piece by @ArtL7 on the dangers of new touchscreen voting machines called ballot marking devices (β€œBMDs”), which vendors and too many others often misleadingly call β€œpaper ballot systems.” The barcode or QR code at the top is the only part counted as your vote. 4/ https://t.co/YtUmoImAHi

Orrrrrr, voters could mark their ballots by hand with a pen. #handmarkedpaperballots 3/ https://t.co/uKAlI4Qvgo

β€œFinally, voters would hand these paper printouts back for tabulation and return the activation cards, before leaving the polls.” 2/

What cld go wrong? Each voter’s personalized info is transmitted to an β€œencoded activation card that [is] inserted into an ATM-like machine [BMD].” Voters mark their choices on the BMD touch screen An attached printer then β€œgenerate[s] a paper record,” 1/ https://t.co/WrZKXEEyZK

Quoted @monthly

Trump β€” as well as many Democrats β€” supports BMDs. But recent research has shown that 93 percent of voters don’t catch the errors on their voting printouts, writes @ArtL7. Not to mention, the BMD system may be especially susceptible to hacking. https://t.co/9KXFfUeUsY

β€œβ€˜Even if computer-marked paper ballots are necessary to accommodate those who are unable to hand-mark their ballots, it is utterly irresponsible to make them the primary system for all voters,’ @jennycohn1 , a leading election integrity advocate...says.” #HandMarkedPaperBallots https://t.co/tcpUSP3eFy

Trump β€” as well as many Democrats β€” supports BMDs. But recent research has shown that 93 percent of voters don’t catch the errors on their voting printouts, writes @ArtL7. Not to mention, the BMD system may be especially susceptible to hacking. https://t.co/9KXFfUeUsY

Quoted @MarilynRMarks1

@jennycohn1 @BrennanCenter Georgia law requires a paper list, but it is of no value because it is prepared about 2 weeks before Election Day and not updated for absentee and early voting. Huge waste of paper and not used. We @CoalitionGoodGv are suing to get effective paper pollbook backups.

.@MarilynRMarks1 clarifies further about Georgia here. Once again, we must sweat the details. In the election world, not all paper is create equal. https://t.co/IWKqg3BtYG

@jennycohn1 @BrennanCenter Georgia law requires a paper list, but it is of no value because it is prepared about 2 weeks before Election Day and not updated for absentee and early voting. Huge waste of paper and not used. We @CoalitionGoodGv are suing to get effective paper pollbook backups.

Quoted @jennycohn1

WTAF?! According to a recent @BrennanCenter report, Florida does NOT require paper backups for electronic poll books. It leaves it up to the counties. This, despite Russia’s confirmed breach of FL e-pollbook vendor VR Systems in 2016. ⁦@FLSecofState⁩ https://t.co/Usl6riTmDz

.@BrennanCenter says most other swing states have paper backups for e-poll books, including Georgia. But I’m skeptical bc GA’s paper backups were apparently outdated & unusable lists, & thus a pending GA suit seeks an order requiring backup paper poll books. @MarilynRMarks1 https://t.co/CRMcb2uV3x

I’ll be joined later tonight on The #BradCast by @ArtL7, who just published this piece at Washington @monthly this morning. β€œDonald Trump’s Favorite Voting Machines” https://t.co/EE8R0ykV8C

Would you even notice if that race were deleted completely? 12/

Do NOT assume your memory is good enough to verify these printouts without reference to a completed sample ballot. Notice that party affiliation (D or R) is not typically included on the printout. Would you really remember the name of ur choice for the Board of Commissioners? 11/ https://t.co/SFliZ8EmDg

Do NOT assume your memory is good enough to verify these printouts without reference to a completed sample ballot. Notice that party affiliation (D or R) is not typically included on the printout. Would you really remember the name of ur choice for the Board of Commissioners? 11/ https://t.co/SFliZ8EmDg

10/ A recent study shows that 93% of inaccuracies in the text portion of these barcode printouts go unnoticed by voters. Advising voters to verify the text did not help much. What did help is having them compare it to a pre-filled slate or SAMPLE BALLOT. https://t.co/R3aVXpUq5z

9/ If you must use a touchscreen, then by all means use it! In this scenario, it is crucial that you compare the human readable text beneath the barcode (which may be used in an audit or recount) to your completed sample ballot, especially as to down ballot races. https://t.co/3p5etMhkz9

9/ If you must use a touchscreen, then by all means use it! In this scenario, it is crucial that you compare the human readable text beneath the barcode (which may be used in an audit or recount) to your completed sample ballot, especially as to down ballot races. https://t.co/3p5etMhkz9

8/ Some barcode voting (touchscreen) jurisdictions allow voters to mark their ballots by hand with a pen upon request. It cannot hurt to ask and I recommend that in person voters do that. You can call your county election office in advance to find out if this will be an option. https://t.co/BxOmusFaiB

8/ Some barcode voting (touchscreen) jurisdictions allow voters to mark their ballots by hand with a pen upon request. It cannot hurt to ask and I recommend that in person voters do that. You can call your county election office in advance to find out if this will be an option. https://t.co/BxOmusFaiB

7/ At the polls, Ds should know the difference between barcode voting (marked with a touchscreen) and #HandMarkedPaperBallots (marked by hand w/ a pen). With barcode voting, the barcode (which voters can't read) is the only part counted as your vote. https://t.co/VurA7PJYg5

7/ At the polls, Ds should know the difference between barcode voting (marked with a touchscreen) and #HandMarkedPaperBallots (marked by hand w/ a pen). With barcode voting, the barcode (which voters can't read) is the only part counted as your vote. https://t.co/VurA7PJYg5

All Ds should also know to bring their completed sample ballots w/ them to the polls. Look for it on your county election website. Alternatively, check https://t.co/zXG4Xpa5iE. 6/ https://t.co/8oypAGhTt0

All Ds should also know to bring their completed sample ballots w/ them to the polls. Look for it on your county election website. Alternatively, check https://t.co/zXG4Xpa5iE. 6/ https://t.co/8oypAGhTt0

All Ds should sign this @FSFP petition to #RemoveTheModems. Last I checked, it had 6K signatures. If people were paying attention (and had not been gaslit with false assurances re: the "security" of our elections), it would have 100k or more. 5/ https://t.co/U0Air2FqDY https://t.co/i5rro9PSm2

All Ds should sign this @FSFP petition to #RemoveTheModems. Last I checked, it had 6K signatures. If people were paying attention (and had not been gaslit with false assurances re: the "security" of our elections), it would have 100k or more. 5/ https://t.co/U0Air2FqDY https://t.co/i5rro9PSm2

Ds must therefore win not only with vote by mail, but also with in person voting. Which is why all Ds should demand removal of the cellular modems installed in precinct ballot scanners in parts of WI, MI, FL, TX, TN, IN, MN, and IL. 4/ https://t.co/JEBgGj7whU

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