On August 3, Westchester County NY Board of Legislators voted to fund a 3.3 million dollar bond to purchase approximately 280 Dominion ICE voting machines. The election commissioners there had already purchased approximately 160, so they now will have a fleet of 440 voting machines that security experts say, "No form of audit can confirm they functioned correctly." Quote from auditing expert Professor Philip Stark a statistician at the University of California, Berkeley.
Learn more about the problems with the Dominion ICE machine, and why the standard scanner is recommended by security experts instead.
Our next strategy is to get legislation passed to ban risky hybrid voting machines in New York. Legislation that we helped draft has already been introduced in the Assembly and the Senate. Please call your legislators today and tell them you support those bills and want them prioritized.
I am adamantly opposed to New York voting on risky hybrid voting machines that security and auditing experts say "No form of audit can confirm they functioned correctly."
New York has other voting machines
Dear Governor Cuomo,
Thank you for your actions protecting my right to vote during the pandemic. I need for you to take action again.
The Westchester Election Commissioners are trying to pull a "fast one" on the voters. They are pushing 6 million dollars of voting equipment on us that is insecure and that we don't need. This is at a time when the county faces a $250 million deficit.
These voting machines are not considered reliable by security experts. Because of the way they are designed, they can change my vote after I cast it.
There is already legislation in the Assembly & Senate to ban "Hybrids." Please support it and take action yourself. Issue an executive order banning "Hybrid" voting machines. I want my vote to be counted accurately, and I don't want to vote on a "Hybrid" voting machine.
Dear Westchester Board of Elections,
The letter your supporters have released regarding why you want to purchase Dominion ICE voting machines is full of factual errors. These voting machines are not considered reliable by security experts. Because of the way they are designed, they can change my vote after I cast it. I want my vote to be counted accurately, and I don't want to vote on a "Hybrid" voting machine.
The Board of Legislators of Westchester County NY - one of the largest counties in the country - is about to vote on a bond to spend $4.7 million on a voting machines called the Dominion ICE. These machines are not needed and are considered by security experts to be one of the worst types of voting machines available.
They will also be voting on a bond to spend $1.5 million on electronic pollbooks from a company called KnowInk. KnowInk makes the electronic pollbooks that contributed to 3 hour lines in the Los Angeles primary in March and 8 hour lines in the Georgia primary in June.
The vote for the bond is happening in a Westchester County Board of Legislators' meeting Monday morning at 10AM.
Westchester Election Commissioners say that they need the Dominion ICE voting machines to run the election smoothly in November. But advocates who have contacted other NY counties say that those counties are doing fine using the same voting equipment that Westchester County has now.
In a July 30th letter, Allegra Dengler, Co-Founder of Citizens for Voting Integrity New York, states, "Only three New York counties use the Dominion ICE for all their needs: Madison, Lewis, and Sullivan counties. According to Verified Voting ... 21 other counties use the ICE primarily as a ballot marking device, not for counting ballots. The rest of the 62 counties use existing technology. "
Westchester County has 1420 working voting machines available to use for the less than 300 polling locations and approximately 17 Early Voting sites that may be open in November.
Westchester Election Commissioners have claimed that the Dominion ICE is for voters with disabilities. But voters with disabilities have said that they don't like the machine. All voters deserve to have their votes counted accurately, whether they have disabilities or not.
New York is not alone. All over the country, vendors are pushing expensive, insecure voting equipment on communities against the wishes of voters. From an op-ed in The Hill.
"Similar decisions have been made in Delaware, Georgia, Kansas, New York, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Communities in those states have experienced frustration, outrage and even launched investigations following certification or adoption of election systems opposed by experts, good-government groups, competing vendors and the general public.
Want to know more?
Watch 2 video investigations on voting machines.
Hacker at DEFCON security conference hacked a Dominion voting machine in less than 6 seconds.
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Kitley S. Covill
Margaret A Cunzio
Christopher A. Johnson
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