Category: Election Security

Voting Rights Advocates Win Motion To Expedite Appeal to U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Case Challenging Unsafe and Unequal Elections in Texas During a Pandemic.

Mi Familia Vota, the Texas NAACP, and an individual Texas voter won a motion to expedite their appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in the case challenging unsafe and unequal elections in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic. Free Speech For People, the law firm of Lieff Cabraser Heimann &
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FSFP Senior Counsel Courtney Hostetler Discusses Lawsuits To Challenge Unsafe And Unequal Voting Practices in Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania On The BradCast.

Free Speech For People Senior Counsel Courtney Hostetler recently appeared on the BradCast to discuss various lawsuits in Texas, North Carolina and Pennsylvania to challenge unsafe and unequal voting practices during the COVID19 pandemic. “Because of the socioeconomic burdens that have been placed on marginalized communities in this country – that run along racial and
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Statement on NAACP v. Boockvar Ruling, Judge Denies NAACP’s Request for Equal and Safe Voting Procedures during a Pandemic

“We’re deeply disappointed in the judge’s decision. We’re exploring all options—including an immediate appeal to the state supreme court.” — Rev. Kenneth L. Huston, President of the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference. (Harrisburg) Ruling from the bench on Wednesday, September 9th after a two-day hearing, Judge Kevin Brobson of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania stated that
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Voting Rights Advocates File Appeal to Stop the Use of Unsafe and Insecure Electronic Voting Machines In North Carolina 

Appeal filed before the North Carolina Supreme Court on behalf of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP cites insecurity and health risk of touch screen voting machines during a pandemic.  Raleigh, NC (September 4, 2020) – Voting rights advocates filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of North Carolina today, alleging imminent risk
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Alyssa Milano, Election Security Experts Announce “Own the Vote 2020” Webinar Series Leading Into 2020 Election

The right to vote is the cornerstone of our democracy.  And, now more than ever, we must fight to protect it. From insecure voting machines to information warfare, our elections are under attack and our ability to vote safely and securely in 2020 is going to depend on all of us. That’s why we’re teaming
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Free Speech For People Exposes Fraudulent Marketing Practices by Nation’s Largest Voting System Vendor, Spurring Rebuke by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) censured the nation’s largest voting machine manufacturer Election Systems & Software (ES&S) for falsely advertising its voting machines with wireless modems as federally certified by the EAC. None of the ES&S systems with wireless modems have passed federal certification.  The issue was brought to the attention of the EAC
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FSFP Senior Advisor On Election Security Susan Greenhalgh To Present Paper On Best Practices for Online Balloting Options at DEFCON Voting Village.

Free Speech For People’s Senior Advisor On Election Security, Susan Greenhalgh, will present the white paper “Leveraging Electronic Balloting Options Safely and Securely During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” at the virtual DEF CON Voting Village with co-author, Dr. Steve Newell, project director of the Center for Evidence in Public Issues at the American Association of the
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Voting Rights Advocates Ask Court to Block Unsafe and Unequal State Election Rules During a Pandemic In Pennsylvania

Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed on behalf of the Pennsylvania NAACP cites major flaws in Pennsylvania’s current election plans that threaten voters’ ability to vote safely in November.  HARRISBURG, PA (August 7, 2020) — Last night, Free Speech For People and the law firm Dechert LLP filed a Motion for Preliminary Injunction in the Pennsylvania
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Voting Rights Advocates File Brief Supporting Motion for Preliminary Injunction to Block Use of Unsafe and Insecure Electronic Voting Machines In North Carolina

Free Speech For People, Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights, and pro bono law firm Sheppard Mullin, on behalf of plaintiffs North Carolina NAACP and several individual voters, are seeking a preliminary injunction to enjoin the use of the insecure, unreliable, unsafe, and unverifiable ExpressVote voting machine in North Carolina. On Tuesday, the plaintiffs submitted a
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