Category: Election Security

Federal Judge Issues Order Extending Voter Registration Deadline in Arizona in the Midst of the Pandemic

Voting Rights Advocates Celebrate Victory Which Will Allow Thousands More to Register In Advance of the November 2020 Election PHOENIX — In response to a voting rights lawsuit, a federal judge in Arizona issued an order tonight extending the voter registration deadline in the state to October 23, given the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
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Election Security Experts Urge Michigan Attorney General To Initiate Inquiry Into Electronic Voting Machine Vendor’s Misrepresentation Of Insecure Wireless Modems

Experts say the Election Systems & Software (ES&S) system’s use of wireless modems could needlessly expose voting systems to cyber attacks in the state of Michigan. LANSING, MI (October 5, 2020) – Free Speech For People, a national nonpartisan legal advocacy group, issued a letter today to Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel urging her office
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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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Voting Rights Advocates Ask Court to Address Unsafe and Unequal Election Practices in Texas during a Pandemic

Motion for Preliminary Injunction filed on behalf of Mi Familia Vota, the Texas NAACP, and individual Texas voters seeks to ensure that Texas in-person voters will be able to cast their votes safely. SAN ANTONIO, TX (August 27, 2020) – Last night, Mi Familia Vota, the Texas NAACP, and individual Texas voters filed a Motion
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FSFP Joins Coalition of National Advocacy Groups Urging the Resignation or Dismissal of the U.S. Postmaster General.

Free Speech For People recently joined a letter with more than eighty other national organizations calling on Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to immediately resign or for the Board of Governors to dismiss him from his position. The letter points to DeJoy’s lack of direct Postal Service experience and his recent attempts to undermine mail delivery
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