Category: Election Security

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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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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