Category: Election Security

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 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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FSFP Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh Discusses the Dangers of Online Voting on NPR.

FSFP’s Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh was recently featured in an NPR piece about the dangers of utilizing internet voting systems. The article details Delaware state officials canceling the use of a cloud-based internet option for returning ballots due in part to the security risks involved. “Internet voting vendors and proponents have been
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Challenging Unsafe and Unequal State Election Rules During a Pandemic, Voting Rights Advocates File Lawsuit on Behalf of the Pennsylvania NAACP

HARRISBURG, PA (June 18, 2020) — Today, Free Speech For People and the law firm Dechert LLP filed a lawsuit in the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court on behalf of the Pennsylvania State Conference of the NAACP challenging a broad range of Pennsylvania election practices as unsafe and unequal during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Complaint alleges that
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FSFP Senior Advisor On Election Security Susan Greenhalgh To Join Panel of Experts For Virtual Event on COVID-19 & the 2020 Election

On Thursday, June 18, Free Speech For People Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh will be joining a panel of experts to discuss ways to protect and broaden voter access during the COVID-19 pandemic. The LSU Reilly Center For Media And Public Affairs will host the virtual event, entitled Voting in a Pandemic: COVID-19
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Free Speech For People and Election Security Experts Ask Department of Homeland Security to Ensure That Remote Accessible Voting Systems, Adopted in Response to COVID-19, are Private and Secure

Free Speech For People was joined by the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS) and over a dozen noted computer security and election integrity experts in issuing a letter to the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) requesting that CISA revise and enhance guidance to state election officials regarding
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