Updates_&_Resources_files/GoldStandardAuditProtocol.pdf
Updates_&_Resources_files/Audit%20Protocol%20-%20Titanium%20Standard.pdf
Updates_&_Resources_files/CEPN_Centralized_Vote_%20recommendation%20to%20EAC.pdf
Centralized 
Voter Registration RecommendationsUpdates_&_Resources_files/CEPN_Centralized_Vote_%20recommendation%20to%20EAC_1.pdf
Gold Standard Audit Protocol 
for California ElectionsUpdates_&_Resources_files/GoldStandardAuditProtocol_1.pdf
Titanium Standard 
for Election Verification 
& SecurityUpdates_&_Resources_files/Audit%20Protocol%20-%20Titanium%20Standard_1.pdf

Our Election Protection Resolution was adopted at the California Democratic Party (CDP) Summer Executive Board Meeting, on Aug 27, 2017 in Anaheim CA, and by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) at its meeting on October 21, 2017, in Las Vegas, NV.


Thanks for your support — please join our email list to be kept informed of next steps in how to help advance action on this resolution by the Democratic National Committee.

Updates:

Resources:

Please review these previous examples of proposed
Election Integrity Standards – and consider them as possible
starting points for development of new standards and best practices.

DEMS Take Aim at Voter Stalking

Interstate Crosscheck in the crosshairs

May 12, 2017—Georgia Election Could Be Easily Stolen

Standards for Election Integrity

ATTENTION—Democratic National Committee:

More details on Interstate Crosscheck’s voter suppression in 2016

Emmy award-winning journalist & documentary filmmaker Lulu Friesdat explains how in this article:
http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/voting-machinery-georgia-congressional-runoff-among-americas-worst

Intro to Interstate Crosscheck

Published on Dec 19, 2016

Greg Palest tells Paul Jay that in order to rig and steal elections today, Jim Crow has gone into cyberspace.

See Lulu’s blog for details on (dismissed) lawsuit filed to require paper ballots:  http://www.hollerbackfilm.com/blog/

June 23, 2017

Georgia State Election Board, 214 State Capitol, Atlanta GA 30334

Cobb County Board of Elections and Registration, 736 Whitlock Ave NW #400, Marietta GA 30064

Dekalb County Board of Registration and Elections, 4380 Memorial Drive, Suite 300, Decatur GA 30032

Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections, 130 Peachtree St, Suite 2186, Atlanta GA 30303

RE: Grave Concerns about the integrity of GA6 Special Runoff Election

Dear Election Board Members:

We the undersigned public advocates for accurate and transparent elections are writing to alert you to early indications that hacking or other tampering may have altered the results of the Sixth District Special Election Runoff held on June 20, 2017.

As you are aware, the majority of votes in the District are cast on direct record electronic (DRE) voting machines that produce no paper record. Therefore, the presence of statistical anomalies is key in assessing the accuracy of election results. Statistical review by qualified analysts has only begun, but red flags are already apparent.

The only verifiable votes cast in Georgia are the absentee mail-in ballots. Mail-in voters constitute a discrete subset of the total electorate for each election, and official records reveal a consistent pattern of mail-in voter partisanship in GA6. Historically and consistently, Republican voters (i.e., those casting their vote for the Republican candidate) in GA6 are more likely to vote by mail than are Democratic voters. In any given election, therefore, percentages for Republican candidates would be expected to be higher among mail-in voters than among the electorate as a whole.

However, in the Special Runoff Election, exactly the opposite occurred. The numbers weren’t even close, with the Democratic candidate winning the absentee votes 64% to 36%, while reportedly losing the election 48% to 52%. The data, both historical and current, is a matter of public record.

Again, this glaring disparity is especially significant because the votes cast on mail-in ballots are the only votes that can be verified. This means they can be recounted if any doubt exists as to their veracity. It also means mail-in votes are less likely to be tampered with, because:

a) tampering would be much easier to detect, and b) mail-in votes make up such a small percentage of the total vote (just over 10% in this election) that tampering with them would, given the far greater risk factor, be neither a necessary nor desirable way to alter the results of an election.

When combined with known vulnerabilities of the systems in use, the known extended exposure of key election data stored in the Center for Elections’ (CES) website at Kennesaw State University, and numerous tracking polls, emerging statistical patterns indicate a strong likelihood that the outcome of the Special Runoff Election was altered.

In other words, the candidate for whom the most voters cast their ballots may have been declared the loser of the Special Runoff Election.

Please understand that we are not claiming that the information in this letter proves either that the election results were tampered with or that they are inaccurate. DRE technology does not produce such proof. It also, notably, does not produce proof that the election results were not tampered with or are accurate. This is precisely why DRE voting systems should be banned from use in U.S. elections.

The information does, however, provide significant evidence that it is highly likely the unofficial results of the Special Runoff Election are incorrect, to the point that the election outcome appears to have been affected.

We declare that based on the above information, there is no basis for public confidence in the election results of the GA6 Special Runoff Election. Should you continue to stand by the reported results, we call upon you to prove to Georgia’s voters that the reported results are a true and accurate measure of the votes cast by the voters of Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District.

Sincerely,

John Brakey, Executive Director and Co-founder Americans United for Democracy Integrity & Transparency (AUDIT-Arizona)

Dr. Lora Chamberlain, Organizer, Clean Count Cook County

Bev Harris, BlackBoxVoting.org

Phyllis Huster, Ladies of Liberty

Mimi Kennedy, Advisory Board Chair, Progressive Democrats of America

Ray Lutz, Founder, Citizens' Oversight Projects

Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Media, Culture & Communication, New York University

Dr. Laura Pressley, Ph.D. Founder, Save Our Texas Vote Coalition

Jonathan D. Simon, Author, CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft in the New American Century

Jim Soper, Co-Chair, Voting Rights Task Force Author, CountedAsCast.org

Paul Thomas, Co-founder Election Justice USA

Organizations listed for identification purposes only.

June 23, 2017—Georgia Election Results Contested

July 3, 2017—Georgia Election Might Have Been Stolen

Emmy award-winning journalist & documentary filmmaker Lulu Friesdat explains how in this article:
http://www.alternet.org/activism/unanswered-questions-over-voting-machinery-georgias-runoff-cast-shadow-over-july-4

Thoughts & suggestions?

MEDIA EVENT— August 26, 2017

with  Dale Axelrod, Sonoma County Democratic Party
        Rob Means, Santa Clara County Democratic Club
        Karen Bernal, Chair, CDP Progressive Caucus
        Susie Shannon, CDP elected delegate to DNC

        Mimi Kennedy, Progressive Democrats of America (PDA)

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Our Election Protection Resolution
adopted by the
Democratic National Committee!

at their Las Vegas NV meeting on Oct 21, 2017

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October 21, 2017—Resolution Adopted

Please support S.3049 to make our voting process simple, accessible, and honest.

Protecting American Votes and Elections (PAVE) Act of 2018

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