Free Speech For People Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh recently appeared on The Brad Blog to discuss our lawsuit against the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) after the agency failed to produce records requested under the Freedom of Information Act, regarding the EAC’s closed-door meetings with voting machine vendors that weakened the federal voting system standards.

“We have a real lack of leadership from the federal agency that’s supposed to be helping assist election officials to run elections more efficiently, securely, accessibly, and transparently at the EAC. So not only are they weakening the standards but they are also not providing the guidance that they should be,” said Greenhalgh.

After it was revealed that the EAC was meeting privately with voting machine vendors to solicit their input on the federal voting system standards, FSFP issued public records requests for documents and communication related to the meetings. Ten months later, the EAC has still not produced any documents. The lawsuit charges that the meetings led to unpublished and rushed changes that favor private vendors and weaken key security provisions in proposed voting system guidelines to permit the inclusion of wireless networking capability. 

Listen to the full discussion here.

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