Category: Election Protection

The Supreme Court is Attacking Our Voting Rights

The Supreme Court gutted the landmark 1965 Voting Rights Act twice. First, in their 2013 decision in Shelby County v. Holder, they stripped away the preclearance provision that protected voting rights in states with a history of voter suppression. Then this summer, in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, Justice Alito issued a majority opinion undermining
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AZ Central Publishes New Oped By Voting Rights Groups On Recent Federal Lawsuit Challenging Arizona’s New Voter Suppression Laws

AZ Central recently published a new oped by Mi Familia Vota, Arizona Coalition for Change, Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), and Chispa Arizona on the new federal lawsuit challenging two voter suppression laws that were recently passed by the Arizona Legislature. Free Speech For People is honored to represent these voting rights groups
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FSFP Legal Counsel Courtney Hostetler Discusses Our Federal Lawsuit Challenging Arizona’s New Voter Suppression Laws on The BradCast.

FSFP Legal Counsel Courtney Hostetler recently appeared on The BradCast to discuss our recent lawsuit seeking to block two new voter suppression laws enacted by the Arizona Legislature. “Our arguments are one; that the Legislature knew exactly what it was doing and it passed this law with the intention of being discriminatory, and two; we’re
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FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses the Dangers of Wireless Connectivity in Federally Certified Voting Machines at DEFCON Voting Village.

FSFP Senior Advisor On Election Security Susan Greenhalgh recently appeared at DEFCON Voting Village to discuss why Free Speech For People is suing the  U.S. Election Assistance Commission for its decision to allow devices with wireless networking capability in federally certified voting machines. The discussion provided an in-depth view of all the behind-the scenes charades
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FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses Our Recent Lawsuit Against The 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 for improperly loosening voting system standards after private meetings with voting machine manufacturers. FSFP and renowned election security expert Professor Philip Stark are co-plaintiffs in this case. “The
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U.S. Election Assistance Commission Sued for Improperly Loosening Voting System Standards After Private Meetings With Voting Machine Manufacturers.

Free Speech For People and renowned election security expert Professor Philip Stark allege Election Assistance Commission violated federal laws to privately solicit input from voting system vendors for federal voting system requirements. Stark serves on the Board of Advisors for the federal agency WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 13, 2021) – A federally appointed election advisor and
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Free Speech For People Releases New Report Exposing False Claims And Deceptive Marketing by Voting Machine Vendors

The detailed report examines specious or false claims made by Democracy Live and Voatz, two of the most prominent Internet voting system vendors in the United States. WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 18, 2021) – Free Speech For People has released a new report exposing how online voting system vendors have used false claims to promote their
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Ohio Bans Wireless Connectivity in Voting Systems.

Earlier this year, Free Speech For People organized a letter to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), signed by over two dozen computer and election security experts urging the EAC to include a robust ban on wireless connectivity capability in the federal voting system guidelines. Though the EAC disregarded the experts’ advice, the Ohio Board
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EFF and FSFP to Court: When Flawed Electronic Voting Systems Disenfranchise Voters, They Should Be Able to Challenge That with Access to the Courts

Georgia Officials Call Plaintiff Voters “Bystanders” Who Lack Standing to Sue and Dismiss Serious Technical Issues as “Glitches” Atlanta, Georgia—The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Free Speech for People (FSPF) urged a federal appeals court today to hold that a group of Georgia voters and the organization that supports them have standing to sue the Georgia Secretary
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