Year: 2020

FSFP urges House Judiciary Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry following Trump’s commutation of Roger Stone’s prison sentence

Free Speech For People issued a letter today to Committee Chairman Nadler and Vice Chairwoman Scanlon of the House Judiciary Committee, urging the Committee to convene an impeachment inquiry immediately to investigate whether to recommend articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump for commuting the prison sentence of his longtime ally, Roger Stone. Mr.
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FSFP Hosts Virtual Briefing to Discuss Recent Developments in Lieu v. FEC, the Case That Could End SuperPACs

FSFP hosted a virtual briefing to discuss recent developments in Lieu vs. FEC, the case that could abolish super PAC spending in U.S. elections. Speakers for the online event included Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA-33), Professor Jeffrey Fisher (Stanford Law School), FSFP President John Bonifaz, and FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein. “The Supreme Court actually didn’t
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FSFP Joins Coalition of Non-Profit Organizations in Letter Urging U.S Senators to Support Election Provisions of The HEROES Act.

FSFP recently joined a coalition of non-profit organizations in a letter urging U.S. Senators to support the election provisions of the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (“HEROES”) Act. The legislation, which was passed in the House, provides $3.6 billion in funding to help state and local governments adequately prepare for the November 2020
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FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses Vetting of Election Machinery and Tabulation of Vote Choices on The Open Mind

FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh recently appeared on The Open Mind to discuss the vetting of election machinery and tabulations of vote choices in U.S election systems. During the discussion with host Alexander Heffner, Greenhalgh addressed the qualities of a robust auditing process. “What you need to have a good audit –
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FSFP Joins Coalition Of Non-Profit Organizations In Campaign To Stop Hate And Disinformation on Facebook.

FSFP recently signed on to a letter urging Facebook to take action against hate and disinformation on its platform. The #StopHateForProfit campaign, led by a coalition of non-profit organizations, is calling on businesses to boycott advertisements on Facebook until the company takes specific steps to stop the promotion of “hate, bigotry, racism, antisemitism and violence.”
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William Barr is Not America’s Attorney General: FSFP Board Member Jennifer Taub Addresses Attorney General William Barr’s Abuse of Power In New Op-ed.

FSFP Board Member Professor Jennifer Taub recently penned an opinion piece in Newsweek addressing William Barr’s assault on the rule of law and his abuse of power as Attorney General of the United States. In her new piece, Professor Taub points to testimony from a recent House Judiciary Committee hearing on “Oversight of the Department
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FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses Indiana Lawsuit Requesting Election Security Documents on The BradCast.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss a recent court ruling we won in our public records lawsuit seeking communications between Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and the National Association for Secretaries of State (NASS) pertaining to election security. During the discussion, Fein discussed the importance of public oversight
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Susan Greenhalgh presents paper on best practices for online balloting options amid COVID-19 pandemic

As States grapple with the additional challenges of holding elections during the novel coronavirus pandemic, election administrators are exploring and implementing technology to increase capacity to deliver blank ballots electronically and to provide necessary accessible ballot marking options for voters with disabilities. Free Speech For People Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh and Dr.
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FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses Major Flaws with Los Angeles County Voting System.

FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh was recently featured in a new piece highlighting major flaws with Los Angeles County’s voting system. The article references a recent independent review which found that LA county’s Voting Solutions for All People 2.0 (VSAP) election system failed to sync with the county’s voter database in March
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Court orders Indiana Secretary of State to produce election security documents for examination in chambers

An Indianapolis judge granted on Tuesday the National Election Defense Coalition’s motion to order the Indiana Secretary of State to produce, for confidential in chambers review, dozens of communications with an outside group pertaining to election security. The documents—which may not be specific to Indiana—were sought by NEDC in a public records request for communications
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