Category: Election Security

Voting Machine Manufacturer Under Fire for False Advertising Claims

As reported on NBC, Free Speech For People and National Election Defense Coalition urge U.S. Election Assistance Commission to investigate voting machine manufacturer ES&S for falsely advertising the security certification of its voting machines with wireless modems Two leading national advocacy groups are calling on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to investigate ES&S, one of
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New Lawsuit Challenges Insecure, Unreliable Voting Machines in Pennsylvania

Coalition of advocacy groups and voters file lawsuit against Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth alleging the illegality of the ExpressVote XL voting machines PHILADELPHIA, PA (Friday, Dec. 13) – A coalition of advocacy groups and voters has filed a lawsuit against Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Kathy Boockvar alleging that the state’s use of the
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Following Serious Failure of New Voting Machines in Northampton County, Citizens’ Groups Reaffirm Call for Decertification of Controversial ExpressVote XL Voting Machines

PHILADELPHIA, PA – In response to the failure of Northampton County’s new ExpressVote XL voting machines in their inaugural election, advocates for election system security, accuracy and transparency have renewed their call for the Secretary of the Commonwealth to decertify the contentious voting system. The National Election Defense Coalition, Citizens for Better Elections, Free Speech
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Tell Mitch McConnell: We need election security!

In 2016, Russia interfered with our elections to help elect Donald Trump. According to multiple current and former officials, foreign powers are already attempting to meddle in the 2020 election as well. And our election systems across the country remain vulnerable. Yet, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recently blocked two bills meant to safeguard our
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Election Security Experts Condemn Pennsylvania Secretary of State’s Re-Examination of Voting Machines

Secretary of State Boockvar announced today that her office has completed a mandatory re-examination of the ES&S ExpressVote XL electronic voting machine following a petition on behalf of registered electors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania indicating that the new voting machines fail to meet election standards set by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and listing ten
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FSFP & Allies Issue Letter Urging Congress To Hold Hearings On Election Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. (August 28, 2019)  – Following the findings in a recently released report from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), a coalition of government watchdog organizations, including Free Speech For People, FreedomWorks, National Election Defense Coalition and Public Citizen, sent a letter to the Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on
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New Development In Petition To Re-Examine ES&S ExpressVoteXL Voting Machines

Last month, Citizens for Better Elections, Free Speech For People, National Election Defense Coalition, and Protect Our Vote Philly petitioned the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on behalf of Pennsylvania voters to re-examine the ES&S ExpressVote XL voting machine due to concerns about security, privacy, verifiability, and accessibility. The Secretary agreed to act expeditiously
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Election Security Concerns Trigger Re-Examination of Voting Machines in Pennsylvania

Citizens for Better Elections, Free Speech For People, National Election Defense Coalition, and Protect Our Vote Philly Filed a Petition to the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Outlining 11 Deficiencies with the ExpressVote XL, Triggering a Mandatory Re-Examination PHILADELPHIA, PA (July 17, 2019) – A petition filed Tuesday on behalf of registered electors of
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Think Progress: Lawsuit asks why a Republican elections official is downplaying America’s voting security threat

In an article for ThinkProgress, Danielle McLean covers our lawsuit on behalf of the National Election Defense Coalition (NEDC) to uncover communications about election security to and from the National Association of Secretaries of State. The lawsuit under the Indiana Access to Public Records Act charges the Indiana Secretary of State, Connie Lawson, with unlawfully denying access
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