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What have we learned from the 2020 Election? We know that we have work to do if we are going to have elections that everyone can have confidence in.
All eyes turn to Georgia as the run-off for not one, but two Senate seats will determine which party controls the Senate and so much more! Judicial appointments, what legislation can get passed... the stakes are high.
Plus we'll give you an update on our breakthrough project #CountTheVote - we're using crowdsourcing and new technologies to build public confidence in results.
The project has been a tremendous success. Volunteers took photos and videos of hundreds of poll tape images, uploaded them and now we are in the process of comparing them to election results to check if every vote was counted. You deserve to know if the results are accurate!
Learn more about #CountTheVote.
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This event is part of a non-partisan coalition-building series to inform, empower, and connect advocates on #ElectionProtection.
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Videos of earlier forums in the series are on a playlist on our YouTube channel.
Will My Vote Count?
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Foreign Interference & Insider Rigging
Why Local Fights Matter & How to Win Them
What Type of Voting Machine Am I Using & Why Do I Care?
Voting Machine Vendors - A Criminal History of Deceptive Practices
Audits - Election Security is Just Math
What You Can Do! How to help monitor, protect & verify the accuracy of the election.
Legal Strategies - What could go wrong & what can be done?
The Night Before the Election.
We Can Do this Better | Post-election coverage & the latest on #CountTheVote
Episode 12 - Who Can You Trust? An update on our #CountTheVote project - where we look for evidence that the results are accurate, or locate the places that they're not. Plus updates from on the ground in Georgia, and a new statistical tool to unearth bad #election results.
Episode 13 - Where Do We Go From Here? What would it take to have an election where both sides believe the results?
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Ballot-marking devices in key swing states... by Art Levine
September 23, 2020
"Why are so many Democrats and their allies not vigorously opposing the proliferation of BMDs across the electoral landscape? It may be out of fear that even raising such questions might end up reducing turnout by shaking Democratic voters’ already weak confidence in our election system. BMD critics say they’ve heard this argument—usually voiced privately— but find it specious. “There is no indication that talking about election security reduces voter participation,” says Lulu Friesdat, the president of Smart Elections, another election integrity group fighting BMDs. Friesdat cites a 2018 Harris poll showing that voters were, in fact, more likely to vote if they were worried about hacking."
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Dominion vs. The Experts
Part 1 of a 3-Part Investigative Series
WATCH OUR INVESTIGATIVE SERIES ON THE PROBLEMS WITH HYBRID VOTING MACHINES
A new type of hybrid voting machine — with a security flaw so serious that election security experts say there is no way to mitigate the problem without changing the design of the machine — is being rapidly sold across the country; six swing states have already purchased these machines.
In Part 1 (above) Andrew Appel, a Computer Science Professor at Princeton, explains that due to a design flaw hybrid voting systems are able to print fake votes onto paper ballots - allowing them, if hacked, to steal elections without detection. Professor Appel disagrees with many of the claims made by the voting machine vendors about the security, ease of use, and cost of the machines.
In Part 2 (below) Westchester County NY considers purchasing a hybrid voting system, causing concern among the residents, opposition from disability and security advocates, and raising questions about who is benefiting from the sale.
Is Your New Voting Machine Secure?
A 3-Part investigative series.
Shot, produced and edited by Lulu Friesdat for SMART Elections.
What's Behind This Deal?
Part 2 of a 3-Part Investigative Series
The NY State Board of Elections Is Making Critical Decisions About Our Voting System Security.
Do They Understand It? (Investigation - Trailer)
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