Auditing

  • 2019 NVRTF Conference Speakers
    Ray Lutz

    Ray Lutz

    Conference Discussion Topic: TBA Ray Lutz, trained as an engineer in electronics and software, founded Citizens Oversight in 2007 to enable civic engagement. Most recently, he has been active improving election integrity using the Snapshot Protocol and intense oversight of election processing. Sued San Diego County Registrar Michael Vu in 2016 for deficient auditing procedures, and won. Now appealing to extend to all counties. Also suing San Diego county for voted ballot accessed. Started the Open Ballot Initiative to use ballot images to provide election oversgiht. In 2011, Ray was arrested for attempting to register voters, and he sued the City and won. Website: Citizens Oversight

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    Emily Levy, National Voting Rights Task Force Conference Speaker

    Emily Levy

    Conference Discussion Topic: TBA Emily Levy has been a leader in the election security movement since 2004, when she coordinated the first phase of the precinct-level statistical forensic investigation into the presidential election in Ohio. She has worked on election projects in her home state of California as well as in Arizona, New York, Wisconsin, Nevada, and New Mexico. Her writings on election issues have been published by The Hill, Op-Ed News, and The BRAD BLOG. Website: https://www.auditelectionsusa.org/

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    Conference Speakers Announced for The Coming 2020 Election Crisis: In Paper We Trust

    Meet the National Voting Rights Task Force confirmed speakers for the The Coming 2020 Election Crisis: In Paper We Trust – 3rd National Election Integrity Conference

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  • 2017 NVRTF Conference
    2017 Take Back The Vote Election Integrity Conference

    25. Two-Tier Auditing

    Lulu Friesdat spoke at the 2nd annual “Take Back the Vote!” National Election Integrity Conference in Berkeley, CA. She talk about election audits, and raised some concerns about risk-limiting audits. Lulu Friesdat is an Emmy award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker whose work focuses on election reform and social change. She received a Best Documentary award for Holler Back — [not] Voting in an American Town, a film that explores systemic issues in our elections that discourage voter participation. Her network news experience includes assignments for CBS Evening News, Nightline, Sunday Morning, The Today Show, and Good Morning America. She produced profiles of Democratic candidates for MSNBC, and has done documentary work with NBC. A two-time recipient of the Edward R. Murrow award, her articles have been published on Alternet and Salon. Website: www.hollerbackfilm.com 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 NVRTF Conference
    2017 Take Back The Vote Election Integrity Conference

    26. Election Audits: Requirements

    Karen McKim talks about the characteristics of a good election audit – the minimum requirements, and ballot images. 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: 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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  • 2017 NVRTF Conference
    2017 Take Back The Vote Election Integrity Conference

    13. Hybridized Flat & Risk-Limiting Audit, WE MUST ACT!

    Jonathan Simon talks about election audits and his suggestion for a hybridized combination flat and risk-limiting audit, and escalation of such an audit. He also riffs on all the villains gaming the elections, how they’ve done it, and what we must do to save our country. Jonathan Simon is the author of CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and The New American Century and Executive Director of Election Defense Alliance, founded in 2006 to restore observable vote counting as the foundation of American democracy. He specializes in election forensics and has been an advocate for electoral integrity since 2002, authoring many papers and collaborating with numerous other researchers and organizations. He tweets @JonathanSimon14, blogs at http://www.CodeRed2016.com/blog, and can be reached at verifiedvote2004@aol.com.

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