The researchers listed below alphabetically have extensive data on:
- The history of election fraud
- The use of computers in vote tabulation
- Partisanship and criminality in the election sector
- Case studies of stolen elections
- Voter suppression
BLACK BOX VOTING
Few people have been as effective as Bev Harris at exposing malfeasance in the election industry. Her must-read book, Black Box Voting, is available free online. Her website offers a wealth of resources on election integrity, including a Citizen's Toolkit for election defense.
Bev Harris is best known for discovering thousands of files for a Diebold election management system on an insecure server. She worked with computer scientists to expose numerous security flaws in the code, a toothless independent testing regime, and fraudulent corporate practices.
Her work with Harri Hursti led to the famous voting machine hack seen in the full-length HBO documentary Hacking Democracy.
ELECTION DEFENSE ALLIANCE
Election Defense Alliance (EDA) is a participatory organization of citizens collaborating at the local, state, and national level to defend against electoral theft, establish transparent vote counting, and ensure that accountable governments are legitimately elected. Founded by Jonathan Simon and Sally Castleman, EDA helps to train and carry out citizen exit polls.
Must-read articles from Election Defense Alliance:
Palast is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse, The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and the highly acclaimed Vultures' Picnic, named Book of the Year 2012 on BBC Newsnight Review.
His books have been translated into two dozen languages.
His brand new film of his documentary reports for BBC Newsnight and Democracy Now! is called Vultures and Vote Rustlers.
Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Caracas to California, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud.
Among his front-page, top-of-the-news award winning stories:
- Uncovered the theft of the 2000 US presidential election in Florida (Guardian, BBC, The Nation, Harper's)
RICHARD HAYES PHILLIPS
Richard Hayes Phillips was the leading investigator of the fraudulent 2004 presidential election in Ohio.
Assisted by teams of volunteers equipped with digital cameras, Phillips amassed some 30,000 images of forensic evidence. He analyzed it all himself, examining 126,000 ballots, 127 poll books, and 141 voter signature books from 18 counties in Ohio.
John Conyers relied upon his work in challenging the Ohio electors in Congress, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. used his data to write an article for Rolling Stone magazine, and Judge Algenon L. Marbley issued a federal court order protecting ballots from destruction based on his research.
Witness to a Crime: A Citizens' Audit of an American Election is an invaluable book with extensive evidence of election theft.
Home of the groundbreaking Votescam investigation into computerized election fraud begun by James and Kenneth Collier in 1970.
Are our elections stolen? The 25-year Votescam investigation reveals the origins of today's partisan, insider vote-processing cartels, with their fingers on the electronic buttons that control democracy.
Part harrowing personal journey, part whodunit page turner, Votescam is a slice of American history that should not be overlooked.
- Read the first 6 chapters of the book.