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Allegra Dengler is a voting activist in New York State.

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hand counted ballots, From FlickrPhotos
(20 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 26, 2018
US Elections Under Attack! States Must Hand Count the Vote National security experts are giving us clear warnings that our elections are vulnerable to hacking by foreign enemies. Electronic vote-counting on easy to hack computerized voting systems is a national emergency. States must hand count all the ballots in close races and give candidates the right to a recount to verify the computer vote count.
VerifiedVoting.org logo, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Voting Hacks and Cyber Attacks: Should We Be Worried Yet? "All cyber security experts who have given electronic voting machines any thought agree, these machines have got to go," said Alex Halderman in the video. "Paper plus audits; all elections should be done this way," During the 4-minute video, Halderman demonstrates how to hack into electronic voting machines while holding a mock election at the U of Michigan. He is able to manipulate the vote causing Ohio State to win.
California= 19 million entry database, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, December 18, 2017
Hackers Demand Ransom for CA Voter Database! If you thought your personal information was unsafe before, read on. Here's the scoop on the CA voter database hack and ransom, as well as other voting news which affects YOU!
From flickr.com/photos/14834045@N04/6306132745/: Voting, From Images
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 13, 2016
The Voting News for 12/13/2016 The top two Republicans in Congress said on Monday that they supported investigations into possible Russian cyberattacks to influence the American election, setting up a potential confrontation with President-elect Donald J. Trump in his first days in office. "Any foreign breach of our cybersecurity measures is disturbing, and I strongly condemn any such efforts," said Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky
From flickr.com/photos/51408284@N02/5544777964/: The gateway to democracy, From Images
(9 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Recount Update for Wisconsin, Michigan and Florida WI recount observer says Waukesha County double-counting Trump votes. On Sunday evening he flatly declared that "I'm calling out fraud." West ma[d]e the following specific accusations: "Waukesha County is obstructing the recount blatantly. Making up rules to shut out allowed observers. Double counting Republican ballots. Taking machines out and returning machines that break down after midnight hoping to avoid any observers."
Liberty Bell, Philadelphia, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, November 29, 2016
How the Pennsylvania recount is going so far in Philly (not good) It's a big hurdle to get a look at the paper ballots in PA. It's almost impossible. Despite the almost insurmountable obstacles, at least there is some avenue to get a recount in PA. In NY, there is no avenue to get a statewide hand-count of the paper ballots.We also need to find at least three voters in each election district willing to submit an affidavit language to send to those willing to do so.
Series: Election Integrity (62 Articles, 135135 views), Activism (195 Articles, 363038 views), grassroots (61 Articles, 121084 views) (View All Series)
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2012
Citizens Publicly Recording Election Results on Election Night In Ohio, we will be systematically taking and saving screenshots of the vote counts reported by the counties from their websites every 15 minutes, and posting the numbers in spreadsheets on this public website.we will have a hotline to election integrity advocates in Ohio who will immediately send certified observers to any county where the anomalies need further checking. We need 20-40 volunteers to help with this effort.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 5, 2012
Displaced New Yorkers can vote Governor Cuomo is signing an Executive Order which provides that a voter who is a resident in the federally-declared disaster counties of Nassau, Rockland, Suffolk, Westchester and of NYC who have been displaced by Hurricane Sandy can vote an affadavit ballot at any poll site in NY State. New Yorkers displaced by the storm can vote where they are staying.If a NY voter is staying with you, they can vote at your polling place.
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, May 12, 2011
Sony Gaming System Hacked: Lessons for Electronic Vote Counting This week the big news in cybersecurity involved Sony's gaming system.As big as the Sony breach was, our elections are an infinitely more valuable and vulnerable target than Sony's game-playing customers.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 9, 2010
Commissioner tells why county is hand-counting all its ballots The Election Commissioner of Columbia County, New York, explains why they are only certifying their election after a full hand count. They will not certify the "invisible" count done by the computerized voting machines.
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, November 1, 2010
New York Voting News
SHARE More Sharing        Monday, October 25, 2010
HDNet's Dan Rather Reports on E-Voting Tuesday, Oct 26th 8 PM With the endless hours the network and cable news mainstreamers like Chris Matthews have found to devote to the horse-race and politicking of these elections,you'd think they might be able to find more than just 19 seconds to cover the issue that can be,and so often has been,the deciding factor in so many recent elections. you'd be wrong.19 seconds is all Rather got on this weekend's Chris Matthews Show to discuss the topic.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2010
County Bonds $2M for Voting Systems while Justice Dept Investigates ES&S Merger County Bonds $2M for voting systems while Justice Dept investigates ES&S merger
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Panel on Supreme Court Decision Tomorrow, Wednesday March 10 7:30 PM Hastings The Supreme Court has ruled that corporations have the right to spend freely on candidates. Our distinguished panel will review the law and its implications for the issues we care about, like civil liberties, environmental protection and health care. Democracy needs you! Join the discussion about what we can do to restore government of the people, by the people, and for the people.
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 24, 2008
Republicans refuse to caucus unless DRE touchscreen is approved as a ballot marking device He refused because reports show the Liberty DRE is not acceptable as a ballot marking device for people with special needs because "the Liberty DRE provides no usable mechanism for independent verification." among other problems.The Brennan Center and others have threatened to sue the NYS BOE if a DRE is chosen as a ballot marking device.Meantime,Judge Sharpe has threatened the NYS BOE with jail time if they don't certify...
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, January 9, 2008
N.Y. sets timetable on ballot machines Counties would be expected to make their initial selections of machines by Feb. 8, three days after the presidential primaries and several weeks before testing was finished. This creates problems if counties select ballot markers that do not pass certification. If counties buy machines that are later fail certification testing, where will the money come from to replace them?
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, December 13, 2007
DOJ suit to take over NY elections: a critical moment in our struggle against electronic voting machines Here is a summary of the current status of the lawsuit by the the Department of Justice (DOJ).The DOJ seeks to have the judge appoint a special master to force NY to buy and use new voting machines next year for the presidential election. Thanks to Marjorie Gersten of Brooklyn for this comprehensive summary.Don't be fooled into thinking that this is of interest only to NY residents.Actually,what happens there affects everyone.
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 14, 2007
NY Daily News: Disaster in the making "Federal lawyers are seeking a court order that would force New York to replace every one of its mechanical voting machines with electronic equipment by September 2008, a mere 10 months from now. ......Even to think about using untested machines that voters have never used before, poll workers have never seen before and technicians have never fixed before is insane."
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Civic Groups Blast Department of Justice Proposal to Gut Standards A coalition of civic groups harshly criticized a proposal made by the DoJ today that calls for the federal courts to consider taking control from the state and to select new voting systems for NY for '08 primary elections.The groups said DOJ's position endangered numerous safeguards for new voting systems that were won in state law,such as mandating that the voting systems computer code be held in escrow in case of problems

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