BUILDING a biPartisan MOVEMENT FOR ELECTION DEFENSE
The National Election Defense Coalition (NEDC) is a network of recognized experts in cybersecurity and elections administration, bipartisan policymakers, concerned citizens and movement-builders.
Since 2013, NEDC has built the only bipartisan movement in defense of election security. We are educating, mobilizing, and moving the agenda for significant policy reform.
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NEDC IN THE NEWS:
Microsoft offers software tools to secure elections
May 6, 2019
Microsoft has announced an ambitious effort to make voting secure, verifiable and subject to reliable audits by registering ballots in encrypted form so they can be accurately and independently tracked long after they are cast.
… Election integrity activist Susan Greenhalgh of the National Election Defense Coalition said she hoped it would encourage innovative thinking at the level elections are actually managed.
“We can’t have faith-based voting anymore,” she said. “This is a great step forward in verifying election results.”
Secretary of State & Elections Security Advocates Square off
January 25, 2019
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“Secretary Lawson and other NASS leaders have made public statements at times that misrepresent the security threats to voting machines,” National Election Defense Coalition policy director Susan Greenhalgh, who submitted the records request, told POLITICO. “Congress and the public have a right to understand why.” In letters to Greenhalgh and a statement to POLITICO, Lawson’s office said that the records are exempt from disclosure because NASS is a private organization and some of the material is either copyrighted or classified.
The dispute over the records is ongoing, but Greenhalgh said the NEDC would sue if Lawson’s office improperly withheld documents. Other election security advocates said it was vital that Greenhalgh succeed.
This toolkit, created jointly by the Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, the National Election Defense Coalition, and Verified Voting, is meant as a roadmap for advocates and election officials nationwide as local jurisdictions consider purchasing new voting machines. It also suggests best practices for conducting post-election audits.
NEDC SUPPORT FOR BIPARTISAN Legislation
SENATE BILL 2593 - The Secure Elections Act
NEDC Congressional education helped galvanize the Secure Elections Act (S.2593), introduced in December of 2017 by a bipartisan group of six Senators; James Lankford (R-OK), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Kamala Harris (D-CA), Susan Collins (R-ME), and Martin Heinrich (D-NM).
HOUSE BILL 3751 - THE PAPER ACT
The PAPER Act (H.R. 3751) also has strong bipartisan support, including Grover Norquist and Americans for Tax Reform. The immediate aim of both bills is to secure federal support for states and counties to replace antiquated paperless voting machines before the 2018 and 2020 federal elections and to press for policy changes to ensure election administrators have the auditing tools and training to detect and thwart a cyber-attack.
Super Bowl 2019 Ad for Hand Marked Paper Ballots
Why federal courts may become the next front in the battle to secure our elections
11-Year-Old Changes Election Results On Florida’s Website: DefCon 2018
Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States
We need to hack-proof our elections. An old technology can help.
By Michael Chertoff and Grover Norquist, Washington Post
Computer expert: Some voting machines can be directly hacked - The Washington Examiner