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AmBlue

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19. Let me be clear: This is NOT disinformation.
Wed Dec 6, 2023, 11:25 PM
Dec 2023

I cannot find a link to the letter mentioned in this article, but I can unequivocally say this is NOT disinformation. These people are serious experts working to protect the infrastructure of our election systems where there are known vulnerabilities. We cannot close our eyes to this reality and pretend it's not a serious challenge that we face.

These dedicated folks are part of a national network of election systems experts, computer scientists, citizen advocates, and election officials that have been concerned about the security of American elections since the advent of black-box touchscreen voting machines, after the hanging chad election fiasco of 2000 in Florida. I personally collaborated with John Bonifaz and Professor Doug Jones (mentioned in this article) when we successfully lobbied then Governor Charlie Crist and the Florida Legislature to get rid of touchscreen voting systems and move to paper ballots in 2007. This was a concerted effort in Florida that involved the League of Women Voters, NAACP, Common Cause, the Brennan Center for Justice, and Verified Voting, among others. Here's a link to a NY Times article announcing Florida's switch to paper ballots: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/02/us/02voting.html&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwidp4zdo_yCAxXWRzABHUdzD70QFnoECAwQAg&usg=AOvVaw0CdpNEo0E0jDJi6-qBpln6
Sorry,I am not a subscriber to NYT... maybe someone can help us with an archive link.

Election Verification Network (EVN) is another group I have long been a supporter of and has many of the same experts and advocates: highly renowned academics, computer scientists, Constitutional law scholars, elections experts, elected officials, and citizen advocates who have testified before Congress and lobbied on behalf of the American people for free, fair, trustworthy, transparent, and verifiable elections for many years now.

Please check out EVN's Board of Directors and list of supporters. Their story is, in fact, quite amazing. Read about them and become familiar with their names, because they are, truly, the good guys. Most, if not all, are trustworthy, knowledgeable experts fighting for secure, verifiable elections that are integral to American democracy. Read about EVN here: https://electionverification.org/our-story/

In this age of disinformation, there are indeed sinister forces that want us to lose all faith in our elections and cast doubt on every election for their own cynical purposes. We, as citizens advocating to preserve American democracy and the free elections that sustain it, need to be able to recognize the real experts and advocates working on behalf of all Americans, who are instead urging common sense systems be put in place NOW to secure all future elections. They are true heroes and should be supported and recognized for their good work.

smells like disinfo to me. mopinko Dec 2023 #1
why? LymphocyteLover Dec 2023 #2
cuz i'm suspicious of anyone casting doubt on elections. mopinko Dec 2023 #7
Yeah, it's always a fine line for discussing this topic LymphocyteLover Dec 2023 #13
mostly this- mopinko Dec 2023 #8
The article sentence was oddly worded BumRushDaShow Dec 2023 #9
they are supporting the ban from the ballot LymphocyteLover Dec 2023 #11
Trump has spent years trying to convince American voters the elections can be stolen. This is an interesting..... usaf-vet Dec 2023 #14
Let me be clear: This is NOT disinformation. AmBlue Dec 2023 #19
there's no doubt they will try to do this and I bet they did this in 2020 LymphocyteLover Dec 2023 #3
How do you know they didn't succeed? gab13by13 Dec 2023 #5
I think they probably did! One reason dump was so convinced the election was stolen from him LymphocyteLover Dec 2023 #12
Any and all digital stuff... Think. Again. Dec 2023 #4
The corrupt Republicans in Georgia who copied the Dominion software have no doubt shared the copy. Lonestarblue Dec 2023 #6
Dominion should KNOW to be on top of this!! (i hope) bluestarone Dec 2023 #10
The various break ins on the software, the copying of it, the entire backups slightlv Dec 2023 #18
I have NEVER trusted electronic voting machines. Novara Dec 2023 #15
i love my states 100% mail in paper ballots..postage paid even! samnsara Dec 2023 #20
I thought all voting machines in AZ had to be replaced, Bayard Dec 2023 #16
We had a dark red tiny population county here in PA that voted something like 80% 45, do the same BumRushDaShow Dec 2023 #17
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