Category: Election Protection

Free Speech For People Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses Our Lawsuit Against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission on The Brad Blog.

Free Speech For People Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh recently appeared on The Brad Blog to discuss our lawsuit against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) after the agency failed to produce records requested under the Freedom of Information Act, regarding the EAC’s closed-door meetings with voting machine vendors that weakened the federal
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Government Watchdog Sues U.S. Election Assistance Commission to Disclose Communications with Voting Machine Companies

After failure to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request, Free Speech For People files a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Free Speech For People filed a federal lawsuit in the District of Columbia today under the Freedom of Information Act, challenging the federal U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s
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Landmark Settlement Between Voting Rights Advocates and Private Security Company Charged with Voter Intimidation Featured In Minnesota Star Tribune.

The Minnesota Star Tribune recently published a new article on a recent landmark settlement in a lawsuit brought by voting rights advocates against a private security contractor, Atlas Aegis, for illegal voter intimidation in Minnesota. The advocacy groups sued Atlas Aegis, a Tennessee-based company, for voter intimidation after it posted a job advertisement last October
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Federal Court Approves Landmark Settlement Between Voting Rights Advocates and Private Security Company Charged with Voter Intimidation.

Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the League of Women Voters of Minnesota reach an agreement with Atlas Aegis to settle a Voting Rights Act lawsuit via a consent decree. (MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2/16/21) — A federal judge today approved a sweeping settlement in a lawsuit brought by voting rights advocates against a
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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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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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“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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Free Speech For People Submits Comments to New York State Board of Elections Opposing Certification of the ES&S ExpressVote XL.

As the New York State Board of Election considers Election Systems & Software’s (ES&S) application for certification for its ExpressVote XL in New York, Free Speech For People submitted public comments opposing certification of the all-in-one ballot marking device and vote tabulator. Free Speech For People is legally challenging the use of the ExpressVote XL
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