If you live near DC, please attend these "HR811-Sales-Hearings" as an
observor and pass out any of these to the House Committee Members and
talk to their 'election integrity' legislation staffers:
C-Span is unlikely to cover these "HR811-Sales-Hearings" because the
House Admin Committee has yet to announce them publicly, even though
one is tommorrow (Thursday)!
The Hearings before the House Administration Cmte. on Electronic
Voting are stacked with testimony by HR811 and DRE supporters (see
For example, the two persons sceduled to testify on election audits
have no math or statistical qualifications (Candice Hoke is an
attorney) and Larry Norden does not have a math background either.
Both Hoke and Norden co-authored a misleading "analysis" in support of
HR811 election audits are mathematically insufficient (having
probabilities well below 50% for detecting outcome-altering vote
miscount in many US House races); over-audit in large-margin races in
districts with many precincts; and can be gamed by creating smaller
numbers of larger precincts, by simply declaring state "recounts"
(even without any hand recounts), or by hiding vote miscount in a
couple of large absentee ballot counts.
Despite the fact that I am the foremost authority on election audit
mathematics in the U.S. today, Larry Norden of the Brennan Center
shunned my overtures to meet with him when I traveled to the NYC area
a few weeks ago, and I have not been invited to testify before
Congress, despite my expertise and my ability to clearly explain the
mathematics with charts and pictures to the Congress.
A more effective election audit could be done for the same cost!
For another example of who is testifying, Eric Clark is the MS
Secretary of State, who recently adopted state-wide paperless DREs at
a time when anyone who could read about it knew better.
Ted Selker, is a proponent of DREs w/ VVPATs and high-tech solutions
from MIT and has said: "The best future schemes might include
computer agents that check one another and create internal audits to
validate every step of the voting process." and "A better option would
allow people to verify their selections with recorded audio feedback."
and "The government should invest in research to develop and test
secure voting technology, including DREs and Internet voting."
David Wagner, another person scheduled to testify, is another
co-author of the "analysis" recommending the insufficient,
inefficient, scam-able, HR811 audits along with Norden and Hoke.
The three co-authors of the "sham HR811 audit analysis" who will be
testifying before the House during these "HR811-Sales-Hearings",
neglected to mention that in any US House district with fewer than 400
precincts the HR811 audit has little chance of detecting vote miscount
that could alter the outcome, nor do they mention that the HR811 audit
is AS BURDENSOME for election officials as a more effective election
audit would be.
The two pretend "audit experts" are way too smart to be unaware that
they are not experts in audit mathematics. Do they care for their
country and the future well-being of the world enough to be honest?
forwarded below from Joe Holder, another "pretend audit expert" who
coauthored the "analysis" in support of HR811's ineffective and
inefficient audit but who is not scheduled to testify yet at the