Tag: election security

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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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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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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Alyssa Milano Features Free Speech For People’s Election Security Work on Sorry Not Sorry

Free Speech For People President John Bonifaz and Senior Advisor on Election Security Susan Greenhalgh appeared on Sorry Not Sorry, a podcast hosted by actress and activist Alyssa Milano. “This may be our most important episode of the podcast yet.” Milano says, “Please listen wherever you get your podcasts. You will be shocked. You will
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NEDC & Free Speech For People Issue Joint Statement on the Iowa Caucus App Failure

Last night’s failure of the smartphone application used by the Iowa Democratic Party illustrated in harsh relief exactly why we should not use voting technology that is internet connected. The Iowa Democratic Party (IDP) initially wanted to employ a smartphone app to allow voters to cast their selections over the Internet. Fortunately, smarter heads prevailed
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Election Security Experts Highlight Major Flaws In Los Angeles County Voting System

Free Speech For People and the National Election Defense Coalition recently submitted public comments to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, regarding the proposed certification of Los Angeles county’s Voting Solutions for All People 2.0 (VSAP) election system.   The joint letter addresses the system’s non-compliance with California Voting System Standards. The letter states: We have
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Free Speech For People Files Brief in Case Demanding Election Security Emails

Free Speech For People filed a motion for summary judgment 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. Secretary of State Connie Lawson was the 2017-18 President of the National Association of Secretaries
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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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