Elections

  • 2017 Take Back The Vote Election Integrity Conference

    4. Overview of 2016 Election Problems

    Steven Rosenfeld reviews the major problems with the 2016 election. Steven Rosenfeld has been an award-winning American journalist for nearly 30 years. He covers national affairs for AlterNet.org, including democracy issues. Previously, he has reported for National Public Radio, Monitor Radio and Vermont newspapers. He has written several books on U.S. elections, including an account of partisan voter suppression in Ohio in 2004’s presidential race, a profile of Vermont’s 1990 House race electing Socialist Bernard Sanders to Congress and a forthcoming book, Inside Job: How American Elections Are Still Rigged Against Voters. For more information on the conference, go to: https://nvrtf.org For more information on election integrity issues, go to: https://countedascast.org For ongoing support of our efforts, please consider contributing to https://www.gofundme.com/takebackthevote2

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  • 2017 Take Back The Vote Election Integrity Conference

    8. 2016 Recount in Wisconsin

    Karen McKim has been coordinator of the Wisconsin Election Integrity Action Team (WisconsinElectionIntegrity.org) since its formation in 2012. The group focuses on management of elections technology, particularly as it relates to verification of computer-tabulated results. In October 2014, we achieved one important objective: Convincing the state elections agency to make it clear that local clerks can verify accuracy before they certify results. She has a master’s degree in public administration from the UW-Madison, and is retired from a 30-year career in state government, working in management auditing and quality assurance. In 2016, she ran for county clerk. Website: http://WisconsinElectionIntegrity.org For more information on the conference, go to: https://nvrtf.org For more information on election integrity issues, go to: https://countedascast.org For ongoing support of our efforts, please consider contributing to https://www.gofundme.com/takebackthevote2

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    10. Election Security Since 11/16 & National Defense

    Dr. Barbara Simons speaks on Election Security Developments Since October, 2016 & Elections as a National Defense Issue. Dr. Barbara Simons is the President and on the Board of Directors of Verified Voting – http://www.verifiedvoting.org. She is a former President of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), the nation’s largest educational and scientific computing society. She is the only woman to have received the Distinguished Engineering Alumni Award from the College of Engineering of U.C. Berkeley, where she earned her Ph.D. in computer science. A fellow of ACM and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, she also received the Computing Research Association Distinguished Service Award and the Electronic Frontier Foundation Pioneer Award. An expert on electronic voting, she published Broken Ballots: Will Your Vote Count?, a book on voting machines co-authored with Douglas Jones. She has been on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission since 2008, and she co-authored the report that led to the cancellation of Department of Defense’s Internet voting project (SERVE) in 2004 because of security concerns. She was a member of the National Workshop on Internet Voting, convened by President Clinton, that conducted one of the first studies of…

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    11. U.S. Elections – Improbable ExitPolls, Intolerable Details

    Bob Fitrakis speaks as an election attorney and political scientist who talks about the suspension of the laws of physics for exit polling only not working within the borders of the U.S., and many other improbables and intolerable facts about our elections. Bob Fitrakis is a lawyer, political author and writer, political candidate, and Professor of Political Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Columbus State Community College. He has been the editor of the Columbus Free Press since 1993 and wrote extensively about the U.S. presidential election, 2004 and related 2004 U.S. election voting controversies. His latest work he co-authored with Harvey Wasserman, originally called “the Strip & Flip Selection of 2016”, was updated to “The Strip & Flip Disaster of America’s Stolen Elections”.

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    12. Unadjusted 2016 Exit Polls, Reducing Cyberinsecurity, A Proposal

    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…

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    21. Evidence-based Elections

    It’s not enough to simply say who won. There should be evidence-based elections with provable chain of custody in an election, rules and regulations for every step, ballot manifests, etc. Currently risk-limiting audits are the gold standard in election audits. Philip B. Stark is Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the originator of risk-limiting audits, a rigorous method for ensuring that tabulation errors did not affect reported election outcomes–or correcting the outcomes if they are incorrect. He has worked closely with state and local election officials in California, Colorado, and Texas on audits, voting systems, legislation, and other issues related to election integrity. He won the John Gideon award for Election Integrity from the Election Verification Network and the Chancellor’s Award for Research in the Public Interest for his work on election audits. He is on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and on the Board of Directors of Verified Voting Foundation. For more information on the conference, go to: https://nvrtf.org For more information on election integrity issues, go to: https://countedascast.org For ongoing support of our efforts, please consider contributing to https://www.gofundme.com/takebackthevote2

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