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
APNEWS.COM

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.”

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Secretary of State & Elections Security Advocates Square off

January 25, 2019
Politico Pro (Subcribers only)

“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.

Pros can read Eric’s story here.


NEDC ADVOCACY

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Support a ban on Internet connectivity in voting systems

SUBMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS TO THE EAC TODAY

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REPORT: The Dangers of Online Voting

REPORT BY NEDC AND ALLIES URGES NATIONWIDE E-BALLOT QUARANTINE

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Congress Appropriates $380 Million for Election Security

STATES MUST FUND PAPER BALLOTS AND ROBUST POST-ELECTION AUDITS

 
 
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Securing the Nation’s Voting Machines: A Toolkit for Advocates and Election Officials

This toolkit, created jointly by the Brennan Center for JusticeCommon 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.


ELECTION SECURITY BATTLE IN GEORGIA


NEDC and FreedomWorks Oppose Georgia HB 316

Letter to the Government Affairs and Elections Subcommittee on Voting Technology.

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GEORGIA Secretary of state issues wildly misleading cost analysis on hand marked paper ballots

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NEDC SUPPORT FOR BIPARTISAN Legislation

On August 22, 2018, Senator James Lankford delivered a speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate about his bipartisan Secure Elections Act.

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). 

FreedomWorks supports the Secure Elections Act.


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.


NEDC EVENTS


FEATURED NEWS

Super Bowl 2019 Ad for Hand Marked Paper Ballots

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The Crisis of Election Security

New York Times Magazine Cover Feature

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Why federal courts may become the next front in the battle to secure our elections

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11-Year-Old Changes Election Results On Florida’s Website: DefCon 2018

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Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits It Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States

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We need to hack-proof our elections. An old technology can help.

By Michael Chertoff and Grover Norquist, Washington Post

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Lawmakers told of growing cyber threat to election systems - The Hill

Computer expert: Some voting machines can be directly hacked - The Washington Examiner

If Voting Machines Were Hacked, Would Anyone Know? - NPR