The Unadjusted 2016 Exit Polls, Reducing Cybersecurity Risk, and A Waxman-Endorsed Proposal. The material at the website tab for “Research” and the top of the “Endorsement” tab will be discussed in his remarks.
Peter Peckarsky, an intellectual property attorney, … was born, raised, and graduated from high school in Milwaukee, WI. He received his S.B. degrees in Electrical Engineering and Political Science from MIT and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University.
As an attorney, Peter is a lead trial counsel. He has participated in election law, patent, trademark, copyright, antitrust, trade secret, fraud, contract, leveraged buy-out, civil RICO, hedge fund, and securities fraud matters. His career has involved the interaction of law with scientific and technical fields including biotechnology, computer hardware and software, electrical circuits and signals, internet communications, internet devices, medical devices, microprocessors, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, physics, quantum mechanics, semiconductor design, semiconductor processing, statistics, and telecommunications.
Peter’s active involvement in electoral politics began before the 2002 general election when the Republicans announced their intent to prevent alleged “voter fraud” by placing observers in green vests in Milwaukee wards with a substantial African American population. Peter suggested the Democratic Party of Wisconsin organize lawyers to protect voters and their votes at voting sites and participated in those successful efforts on Election Day. Since then at every general election, the critical primaries, the Wisconsin recalls, and some Supreme Court races, he has participated actively in efforts to protect the vote in Wisconsin and elsewhere.
After the 2004 election, Peter served as lead trial counsel in a contest of the Presidential election in Ohio. He filed a motion which if granted would have put John Kerry in the White House.
In 2006, two co-authors and Peter published an article in which a Republican director of a county board of elections in Ohio admitted that an electronic vote counting system included many votes never lawfully cast in the total vote count reported for the 2004 Presidential election in his county.
In the 2008 Wisconsin primary, Peter and others organized and directed the election protection effort for Barack Obama.
In the 2016 Wisconsin primary, Peter helped run the Primary Day election protection effort for Bernie Sanders. On Election Day, Peter participated in the Clinton election protection effort. After Election Day, by serving as an attorney for the recount efforts of Green Party candidate Jill Stein, Peter tried to have an additional 46 electoral votes certified for Secretary Clinton which would have put her in the White House.
In 2017, Peter was one of eleven candidates for National Chairperson of the Democratic National Committee. When he withdrew from the race by endorsing Keith Ellison after voting started on the second ballot, the two remaining candidates were Keith Ellison and the winner, Tom Perez.