Auditing

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    NVRTF Risk-Limiting Audits

    Online resources: RiskLimitingAudits.org is maintained by a community of RLA experts. Our goal is to demystify the RLA and connect you to the experts and tools you need to run RLAs in your state. 
https://risklimitingaudits.org/resources/

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    Dr. Philip Stark

    Conference Discussion Topic: TBA Philip B. Stark is Professor of Statistics and Associate Dean of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the  University of California, Berkeley. He invented “risk-limiting election audits,” and worked with the Secretaries of State of California and Colorado to pilot and deploy risk-limiting audits. Stark has published more than 200 articles and books and has given lectures in more than thirty countries. He has consulted for the U.S. Department of Justice and five other federal agencies, the Georgia Department of Law, and the Illinois State Attorney. He has testified to the U.S. House of Representatives, the California Senate, the California Assembly, and the California Little Hoover Commission. He has been an expert witness in numerous matters including several election integrity cases. Stark serves on the Board of Advisors of the US Election Assistance Commission and the Board of Directors of Verified Voting Foundation.

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    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

    Conference Discussion Topic: Now That You Know, What Will You Do? 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. Her advocacy for election security has included election projects in her home state of California as well as in Ohio, Arizona, New York, Wisconsin, Nevada, New Mexico, Virginia, and Florida. She specializes in helping members of the public understand complex election technology and security issues and become active in working for secure and transparent elections. Emily has volunteered or consulted with the Election Protection Coalition, the Richard Hayes Phillips Project, The BRAD BLOG, Election Protection Strike Force, Election Transparency Coalition, Filmmaker Dorothy Fadiman, CODE RED author Jonathan Simon, Ballots for Bernie, AUDIT-AZ, AUDIT USA, and SMART Elections. Her writings on election issues have been published by The Hill, Op-Ed News, and The BRAD BLOG. Website: http://powertomakeadifference.com/

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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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    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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    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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    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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