END THE CORRUPTION
PRIVATIZED DiGITAL ELECTIONS
FOREIGN ACCESS TO OUR VOTES
Bring Our BALLOTS Back to the Light
VOTER MARKED Paper Ballots
Manual PUBLIC Audits
Transparency & Oversight
Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits by registering ballots in encrypted form so they can be accurately and independently tracked long after they are cast.
… Election integrity activist Susan Greenhalgh of the National Election Defense Coalition said she hoped it would encourage innovative thinking at the level elections are actually managed.
“We can’t have faith-based voting anymore,” she said. “This is a great step forward in verifying election results.”
By Frank Bajak on 5/6/19 APNEWS.COM
New York (CNN) US states and territories given $380 million in combined federal funds for election upgrades last year only spent 8.1% of that money in the first six months it was available, the agency responsible for distributing the funds said on Thursday.
By Kevin Collier on 04/04/19 CNN.COM
Cybersecurity and election experts say a key federal body that oversees elections is downplaying hidden dangers in voting systems — software and foreign-made parts that adversaries could subvert to hack U.S. elections.
By Kim Zetter on 03/15/2019 POLITICO.COM
The National Election Defense Coalition, Free Speech For People, and experts in computer science from around the country filed on Tuesday, April 17, 2019, an amicus brief before the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in a case concerning the security of election technology in South Carolina.
The Russian military intelligence unit known by its initials GRU targeted U.S. state election offices as well as U.S. makers of voting machines, according to Mueller’s report.
ELECTION DEFENSE IS NOT A PARTISAN ISSUE
Due to “Trojan horse” electronic voting machines running private, insecure software, American voters have been left in the dark.
We can no longer verify the integrity of our elections. This undermines our system of governance, and erodes faith in our institutions.
The Bipartisan Alliance to Secure Elections is the only national movement uniting across party lines to defend American elections and bring our ballots back into the light.
Oppose Georgia HB 316
This bill is a multi million dollar boondoggle to buy insecure voting machines
IN THE NEWS:
Cybersecurity experts are baffled by Georgia officials' handling of an issue that has made the state infamous.
By ERIC GELLER 03/09/2019 POLITICO.COM
Georgia Secretary of State Issues Wildly Misleading Cost Analysis on Hand Marked Paper Ballots
February 27, 2019 - Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger is circulating a cost analysis of hand-marked paper ballots that is profoundly misleading and wildly inflates the costs of conducting elections with hand-marked paper ballots as compared with the cost of electronic ballot marking devices to mark all ballots.
Letter to the Georgia Senate and House of Representatives from Lt Col Tony Shaffer (ret)
Acting President, The London Center,
Adviser to the 2020 campaign of Donald Trump.
“President Trump was right: We should opt for paper ballots to ensure that we don’t have to worry about hacking. In this case, the simple solution is the most effective. As a respected member of the cybersecurity community and the Republican Party, I cannot support HB316.”
Cyber security experts CONTINUE TO SOUND THE ALARMS:
WILL WE LISTEN?
2019 WORLDWIDE THREAT ASSESSMENT OF THE U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY
The U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued its 2019 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community on January 29, finding that U.S. “adversaries and strategic competitors probably already are looking to the 2020 U.S. elections as an opportunity to advance their interests.”
REPORT URGES NATIONWIDE E-BALLOT QUARANTINE
The report, “Email and Internet Voting: The Overlooked Threat to Election Security,” examines the threats faced by various forms of online voting, emphasizes that online voting must be discontinued completely by 2020, and recommends short-term best practices for voters and elections officials in the 2018 election.
WE NEED TO HACK-PROOF OUR ELECTIONS. AN OLD TECHNOLOGY CAN HELP.
By Michael Chertoff and Grover Norquist, Washington Post
Michael Chertoff was secretary of homeland security from 2005 to 2009. Grover Norquist is president of Americans for Tax Reform.
BASE SUPPORTS LEGISLATION THAT BRINGS OUR BALLOTS BACK TO THE LIGHT
We are citizens, organizations, lawmakers, computer scientists and elections officials putting country before party to achieve achieve common sense, urgently needed election reforms.
We support state’s rights and promote their immediate implementation of electoral best practices, including voter verified, paper based voting systems that are secured through robust public audits.
End the use of paperless Touchscreen voting machines and reestablish voter-verified paper ballots as the official record of voter intent.
Safeguard against internet-related security vulnerabilities and assure the ability to detect attacks.
Require robust post-election hand-count audits before certification of final election results.