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NVRTF works in coordination with other advocacy groups to ensure that all eligible US citizens are able to vote, and to have their votes counted as cast.
Vote by Mail
You get your ballot in the mail, and hand mark it in the safety of your own home. No pressure to hurry, you can take time to research and make your selections, while avoiding standing in, or holding up, a long line of voters.
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Hand-marked paper ballots
According to experts, the only way to know if an electronic vote total has been hacked is for voters to have separately recorded their intended selections on paper and for jurisdictions to then use the paper in a manual audit or recount, the results of which can be compared to the electronic total.
But even manual audits or recounts can be “hacked” if the …
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More than half of U.S. states do not require manual audits. And according to experts, only a few conduct manual audits sufficiently robust to detect hacking. Manual recount laws generally apply only if the margin of victory is less than 1%, and bad actors can avoid them by flipping enough votes to exceed the specified margin.
Chain of custody
Regardless of what type of “paper” is used to detect and defend against hacking, jurisdictions must maintain a transparent and secure chain of custody from the moment votes are received — whether by mail or at the polling place — through the conclusion of all manual audits and recounts and beyond.
1) Find the legal code for your state. Each state differs. Search for "Electoral College", and then read what the law says. Then read it again. Knowing the rule book is crucial for winning games.
2) Contact and meet with your favorite legislator(s), or at least their staff. Find out how this is going to play out. Will it go thru committee(s)? Which ones? What does the legislative calendar say? Who are the power players in the legislature concerning this issue? Try to meet with them, and with constituents in their districts to put pressure for a good decision.
3) Committees, at least in Sacramento, have permanent consultants, whose job it is to know the law, etc concerning whatever the committee's topic is. They usually are very helpful. Develop relationships with them. They can occasionally give you a crucial tip.
4) Things can move very fast when a legislature wants it to, so be prepared.
— Jim Soper, Co-Chair, NVRTF
How to uphold the will of the people:
Somebody asked me what should activists do about a potential coup via the Electoral College. I've had 15 years experience as a democracy
advocate in Sacramento CA. This is what I know.