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Episode Info: No, "paper ballots" are not enough. We need HAND-MARKED paper ballots, that are known to have been verified by the voters, if we are going to ever have a chance of restoring publicly-verifiable democracy in America. Election integrity researcher JENNIFER COHN joins us to discuss the well-documented concerns from voting and computer security experts about the nation's dangerous and disturbing lurch towards new computer-marked paper ballot systems known as Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs), that too many progressive organizations are recommending without understanding the very real dangers. Lawmakers in the state of Georgia are moving legislation deceptively described as a "paper ballot" bill that would fund these unverifiable systems, which are already in use in several states. The new systems use a touch-screen and also cannot be verified after an election as reflecting the intent of ANY voter, and results are tallied from barcodes or QR codes that are NOT human-readable.  Also today:  a quick preview of the U.S. House Special Election in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, where voters will, shamefully, once again cast their votes in the crucial race on 100% unverifiable touch-screen Direct Recording Electronic (DRE) voting systems.  We open up the phone lines to callers on that issue, as well as the proposed face-to-face meeting between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and even crazier U.S. leader Donald Trump, over North's nuclear weapons program...Read more »

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