Category: Election Security

Election Security Advocates Host Panel To Discuss Recently Revealed Vulnerabilities Within U.S Election Systems

Free Speech For People and the Electronic Frontier Foundation hosted a virtual panel featuring U.S. Senator Ron Wyden, Actor and Activist Alyssa Milano, and a prominent group of panelists including filmmakers, computer scientists and election security advocates to discuss vulnerabilities in U.S. election systems revealed in a new HBO documentary – Kill Chain: The Cyber
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As States Consider Online Voting in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Federal Agencies Issue Guidelines that Warn of Online Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) have drafted new guidelines outlining the severe dangers of returning ballots electronically – through fax, email or web portal – stating that the practice is a “significant security risk” and
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Government Watchdog Urges Congress to Initiate an Investigation on Threats to U.S. Election Security Revealed in New Documentary

HBO documentary “Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections” uncovers events that may have dire consequences for upcoming elections  WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 6, 2020) – Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan legal advocacy group, issued a letter today to the Intelligence and Homeland Security committees of Congress urging them to launch inquiries into
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The Fight For Election Security, Free Speech For People to Co-Host Event Featuring Alyssa Milano & Sen. Ron Wyden on May 6

In the midst of our nation’s public health crisis, another threat is lurking on the horizon. Our elections are at risk from both foreign and domestic interference, and the United States remains woefully unprepared to address the vulnerabilities of our voting systems. Please join us for a Facebook Live panel discussion of the HBO documentary
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The NAACP’s North Carolina lawsuit, explained: Why the ExpressVote XL must be replaced with hand-marked paper ballots.

Free Speech For People’s Courtney Hostetler recently joined Brad Friedman of The Bradcast to outline the NAACP’s new lawsuit in North Carolina over the ES&S ExpressVote touch screen voting system. Free Speech For People is co-counsel in this case representing the North Carolina NAACP and several North Carolina voters, which was filed in Wake County
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“Electronic Voting Machines Could Become Major Disease Vector,” Election Security Advocates Request Cleaning Guidelines For Machines

Following the publication of a Guide for Safe Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Free Speech For People issued a letter to electronic voting machines vendors to request a video demonstration for how to properly clean the machines. Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan legal advocacy group, issued a letter today requesting electronic voting machine
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“Insecure, Unreliable, Unverifiable, and Unsafe”: Voting Rights Advocates Challenge Legality of New Voting System In North Carolina 

Complaint Filed on Behalf of the North Carolina State Conference of the NAACP and Several North Carolina Voters Washington, DC (April 15, 2020) – Today, voting rights advocates filed a lawsuit in Wake County Superior Court challenging the new electronic voting system that Mecklenburg County and several other North Carolina counties rushed to implement for the
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Free Speech For People Files Reply Brief in Case Demanding Election Security Emails

Free Speech For People filed our reply brief in National Election Defense Coalition v. Lawson, a case challenging the Indiana Secretary of State’s refusal to disclose election security-related emails exchanged with the National Association of Secretaries of State. Case background Secretary of State Connie Lawson was the 2017-18 President of the National Association of Secretaries
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Free Speech For People Joins Scientific Experts in Open Letter Urging Election Officials to Avoid Internet Voting

Free Speech For People joined a coalition of scientific experts and government watchdog groups in issuing an open letter calling on Governors, Secretaries of State and State Elections Directors to avoid the use of any internet voting or voting app system in U.S. elections.  Prepared by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
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Free Speech For People Publishes Guide for Safe Voting During COVID-19 Pandemic

Free Speech For People published today a report entitled: “Safe Voting During the COVID-19 Pandemic,” in collaboration with Dr. Joia Mukherjee, a physician, clinical researcher, and educator trained in Infectious Disease, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and public health at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health, and Mark Ritchie, an election management
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