Last-minute changes to proposed federal standards for new voting machines could expose the equipment to cyberattacks, according to some members of Congress and security professionals.The Election Assistance Commission, slated to authorize new voting system guidelines on Feb. 10, amended… Continue reading
This seems worthy of a deeper dive, particularly what Christy McCormick and Don Palmer should be saying about this topic:
Lawyers Democracy Fund
(calling itself “LDF”–hmm) seems to have a lot of overlap with RNLA and Honest Elections Project.
The federal Election Assistance Commission has rebuked the nation’s top voting-machine maker over marketing materials that the panel says deceptively implied the company’s voting machines are EAC-certified.The commission admonished Election Systems & Software over promotional literature… Continue reading
In my 2012 book, The Voting Wars
, I chronicled how Congress created the United States Election Assistance commission in 2002 after the debacle of 2000’s Bush v. Gore, how the agency started out with great promise as one that… Continue reading
In late May, two Republican members of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission used a podcast
produced by True the Vote
, a right-wing voter suppression group, to cast doubt on the security of mail-in voting for the… Continue reading
Next Tuesday, Jan. 14th, the EAC will host an summit
with officials, experts, and advocates discussing the administration of the 2020 elections
– and it’ll be livestreamed
for those who can’t make it in person.
Detroit Free Press reports.
Although the story is a bit vague, it sounds like the clerk may have falsified absentee ballot submissions so that her numbers would properly balance in a post-election audit.
The embattled executive director of the Election Assistance Commission, whose tenure has been marked by internal turmoil, will not serve another term, two people told POLITICO.EAC commissioners voted over the weekend of Sept. 7-8 not to reappoint Brian… Continue reading
The chairwoman of the Election Assistance Commission told the nation’s state legislators last week that she’s opposed to automatic voter registration.Adding qualified citizens to the rolls whenever they do business with a state agency, unless they choose to… Continue reading
ProPublica on some apparent extended commutes
to the EAC.
Read this quite damning portrait
A tiny federal agency that plays a crucial role in assisting the nation’s local election supervisors is gripped by a leadership crisis that hassparked concerns that it is unprepared to play its role in… Continue reading
Congress scrambled in early 2018 to deliver a surge in election security money before the midterms. But it turns out that states only spent about 8 percent of the $380 million Congress approved by the time the elections… Continue reading
Eric Geller with the scoop
(but full story behind paywall):
Scoop: Half of @EACgov
commissioners lack security clearances, and no one on the commission had a clearance during the 2016 or 2018 elections: https://t.co/ebhbumzVFC
An EAC member without a clearance… Continue reading