In Major 143-Page Ruling, Federal Court Blocks Georgia’s Use of Paperless DRE Machines after 2019, Requires Paper Backup System for 2020 if New BMD System Not Ready, and Requires Improvements to State Voter Registration System

You can find Judge Totenberg’s extensive and thoughtful opinion at this link. The court issued a preliminary injunction and the state could appeal to the Eleventh Circuit. But this opinion marshals a great deal of evidence as to the problems … Continue reading

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“Voting Machine Security: Where We Stand Six Months Before the New Hampshire Primary”

Brennan Center: In late July, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its report on the Russian government’s attacks on America’s election infrastructure.[1] While the report offered dozens of recommendations related to vast and varied election systems in the United States … Continue reading

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Senate Intelligence Committee Report: “Russia Targeted Elections Systems in All 50 States, Report Finds”

NYT: The Senate Intelligence Committee concluded Thursday that election systems in all 50 states were targeted by Russia in 2016, an effort more far-reaching than previously acknowledged and one largely undetected by the states and federal officials at the time.But … Continue reading

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Today’s Must Read: “Federal investigators to examine equipment from 2016 N.C. election amid renewed fears of Russian hacking”

Washington Post: It was a single phrase, offered without elaboration, in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report: In August 2016, hackers working for Russian military intelligence “installed malware on the company network” of an unnamed voter registration technology vendor … Continue reading

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Breaking: Federal District Court Allows Suit Against Georgia’s Use of Unsecure DRE Machines without a Paper Trail to Go Forward, Partially Denying Motion to Dismiss

Important opinion and order in an important case: In sum, the Plaintiffs have alleged that Defendants were aware of serious security breaches in the DRE voting system and failed to take adequate steps to address those breaches. Notably, even after … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Do Reliable Post-Election Audits on Ballots which Print a Scannable Bar Code Rather than Human-Readable Voter Choices?

This is one of the hottest issues right now among election integrity advocates. Important piece from Steven Rosenfeld: The critics believe there are too many hidden or hackable parts that can be targeted by malevolent actors to steal votes and … Continue reading

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Voting Machine Vendors Looking Defensive, Giving Answers Undermining Confidence in Voting Machine Security

Thread: 1/I have Dominion's response to Friday's letter from NY Board of Elections. A rare glimpse into anti-security mindset of voting machine vendors. Hacking concerns may delay Westchester's $6.1M plan to buy new voting machines https://t.co/zmoTv93PJu via @lohudREAD THIS THREAD— … Continue reading

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