Latest Developments

FSFP’s Statement on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Vote to Adopt the Federal Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0

Today the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) voted to adopt the federal Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG) 2.0. We recognize that the VVSG 2.0 represents many significant steps forward to improve the security, resiliency and accessibility of federally certified voting systems. We are pleased that the federal guidelines will finally ensure software independence in certified
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CNN Report: Constitutional Scholars and Experts Agree with FSFP List on Donald Trump’s Broad Range Of Abuses.

As former President Donald Trump’s second Senate impeachment trial continues, it’s important to remember that while inciting an insurrection may have been his last impeachable offense, it was just the horrifying capstone to a four-year reign of impeachable corruption and abuse of power. A recent CNN article chronicles the ten worst abuses of power by
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FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses Last Minute Changes in Federal Voting System Guidelines.

FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh was recently featured in a new Politico article highlighting cybersecurity concerns in an ongoing debate about wireless networking hardware in voting machines. The article references the federal Voluntary Voting System Guidelines (VVSG 2.0), which was recently amended by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission behind closed doors to
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Abolish Super PACs, Ban Foreign Corporate Money, State Legislators Introduce Two Bills to Protect Election Integrity in Massachusetts

BOSTON, MA – State legislators have introduced two bills in the Massachusetts Legislature to abolish super PACs and to prohibit spending by foreign-influenced corporations in Massachusetts elections.  State Senator Jo Comerford is the lead sponsor of Senate bill SD 634, State Senator Mark Montigny is the lead sponsor of Senate Bill SD 759, and State
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“Recklessly Naive;” Citing Cybersecurity Concerns, Computer Science and Election Integrity Experts Oppose Last Minute Changes in Federal Voting System Guidelines

In a letter to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Free Speech For People, and a coalition of more than 20 computer science, cybersecurity, and election experts warn of the serious security dangers of permitting devices capable of connecting election systems to the Internet in federally certified voting systems. In a companion letter, Free Speech For
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FSFP Board Member Professor Jennifer Taub Debates The Legal Case For Convicting Former President Trump and Barring Him From Future Office on WGBH-TV.

Free Speech For People Board Member Professor Jennifer Taub recently joined Greater Boston with Jim Braude on WGBH-TV to debate the legal case for convicting former President Donald Trump in the upcoming Senate impeachment trial and barring him from future federal office. During a debate with attorney Harvey Silverglate, Professor Taub outlined the constitutionality of
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FSFP President John Bonifaz Discusses The Second Impeachment Trial Of Former President Donald Trump on Between The Lines.

FSFP President John Bonifaz recently appeared on Between The Lines to discuss the second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump and the consequences of an acquittal for our democracy. “This is a critical moment for our history and for our Constitution and our democracy. What’s at stake here really is whether or not a
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Virginia Becomes the 22nd State to Support a Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

(Richmond, Virginia) — Today, the Virginia General Assembly passed a resolution supporting a constitutional amendment to overturn the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, which swept away a century of precedent barring corporate money in our elections.  The resolution makes Virginia the twenty-second state to support this amendment to restore democratic power to the
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Free Speech For People Legal Director Ron Fein Discusses The Impeachment Trial of Donald Trump On The BradCast.

FSFP Legal Director Ron Fein recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss the impeachment trial of Donald Trump and the constitutionality of holding him accountable for inciting the deadly January 6th insurrection after he’s left office. “Even if Trump never wants to run for president again, the United States Senate needs to say that this
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