Following are links to related organizations and pertinent documentation.
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Special section regarding the call for recounting the 2016 election: link here.


VotePA.us website.

Georgia Sixth District Special Election Bulletin, April 21, 2017.
"Experts Offer SOS Immediate GA6 Verifiable Election Help."

BradBlog, April 19, 2017.
"100% Unverifiable Diebold Touchscreens Save the Day for GOP in GA06!"

Occupy Democrats, April 21, 2017.
"Civil Rights Groups Just Busted Georgia Republicans Rigging Runoff Election"

BBC News, April 2, 2017.
"Madhya Pradesh election: Staff moved over voting machine 'flaw.'" Interesting line: "But a test of a voting machine in the state appeared to show it printing out votes for the prime minister's party, regardless of what button was pressed."

Fortune magazine - Tech, from Reuters, Monday, March 6, 2017.
"France Drops Electronic Voting For Citizens Abroad Over Cybersecurity Fears."


"An Electoral System in Crisis," Lulu Fries'dat & Anselmo Sampietro in collaboration withFritz Scheuren.
and
"Hollerback Films' Page on An Electoral System in Crisis". and
"An Unpredictable, High-Stakes Election".



Tribune-Review, Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
"Researchers Say Pennsylvania's Electoral System Among Worst in Country."

AP - The Big Story, December 26, 2016.
"Election system susceptible to rigging despite red flags," by Michael Rubinkam and Frank Bajak.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Op-Ed, December 18, 2016.
"Pennsylvania's Voting System is One of the Worst: State officials don't know if our elections have been hacked, and they don't seem to care," by Candice Hoke a Pittsburgh resident, is a professor of law at Cleveland State University and co-director of its Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection.

VoteAllegheny is disturbed by this op-ed, posted by an individual who was a state-appointed (employed and later contracted) examiner of our current voting systems, and who has more than once been paid to testify in court:

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette op-ed, December 31, 2016.
“Why our voting systems are safe Jill Stein called Pennsylvania’s voting system a ‘national disgrace.’ That’s flat wrong,” by Michael Shamos.

VoteAllegheny members understand what he might be saying and why, what he means by his lawyerly arguments that "all is just fine, dearie." But his bottom line - that we should be beginning with what systems we have - is not only objectionable, it is absolutely not the correct answer. What we have is poorly designed and constructed unrecountable, unsecure, aging computer systems, cumbersome for those with disabilities, running secret software, that provably malfunction and contain purposely designed backdoors that have never been closed, with nothing reliably produced with which to recount the vote.
Without refuting each item individually here, we nevertheless post this, to point out what our elected officials are likely to hold up in front of our faces while we are waving the plentitude of articles by others which say otherwise.



The National Press Club, October 24, 2016, 10:30 AM
"Questions Raised on Results of the Florida 23rd Congressional District Democratic Primary."

The Libertarian Republic, September 20, 2016
"BREAKING: Gary Johnson Left Off Pennsylvania Absentee Ballots."

DailyKos, November 4, 2016
"Arkansas ballots have a shameful typo - the word 'liar' appears in Hillary Clinton's name."

ZeroHedge, October 26, 2016
"Texas County Enacts "Emergency Paper Ballots" After "Software Glitch" In Voting Machines."

NewsWorks, October 25, 2016
"Age of Pennsylvania's Voting Machines Serves as Safeguard Against Cyberattack." VoteAllegheny disagrees.

Computer World, October 5, 2016, including interview of our Vice President.
"If the election is hacked, we may never know."

BloombergBusinessweek, September 29, 2016
"The Computer Voting Revolution Is Already Crappy, Buggy, and Obsolete."

Bustle, October 2016
"Is Electronic Voting Secure?"

NBC News, October 2016
"Paperless Pennsylvania: Can Swing State Verify 2016 Vote?"

NPR, October 18, 2016
"Why Worries About Paperless Voting Loom Larger This Year."

Philadelphia Trib, October 2016
"Multiple Threats to Voting Systems Could Influence Outcomes."

Pennsylvania Department of State, October 2016
"Guidance on Rules in Effect at the Polling Place on Election Day."

PC World, October 2016
"Hacking An Election Is About Influence and Disruption, Not Voting Machines."

Channel 27, October 2016
"Are Hackers Targeting Pennsylvania's Election?."

Truth-Out, September 6, 2016
"The Shocking Truth About Election Rigging in America."

WESA.fm Radio, Pittsburgh, September 2016
"Advocates Say Electronic Voting Should Include Printed Paper Ballots."

Yahoo News, August 28, 2016
"FBI Says Foreign Hackers Penetrated...."

TechDirt, discussing statements by Mark Wolosik, Allegheny County Elections Director, August 23, 2016
"Tempting Fate - Pittsburgh Election Officials Insist Their E-Voting Machiens Can't Be Hacked."

The Real News, August 9, 2016
"Robert Fitrakis: Sanders May Have Lost Due to Election Fraud."

Mother Jones, August 2016
"Millions of Voters Could Cast Ballots on Machines that Leave No Paper Trail."

Facebook: Voting Fraud, August 2016
"Video."

WIRED magazine, August 2016
"America's Voting Machines Aren't Ready for Election" and

"Voting Machines Mess."

Public Radio International, August 2016
Segment on "Science Friday."

Politico, August 2016
"2016 Elections - Russia Hack - How To Hack An Election in Seven Minutes."

New York Times, August 14, 2016
Opinion: "The Election Won't Be Rigged But It Could Be Hacked."


Verified Voting - The Verifier
"Polling Place Equipment in Pennsylvania - Current" (includes all states).


New York Times, August 2016
"The Election Won't Be Rigged...."

Published in Politico:
"How to Hack an Election in Seven Minutes."

And on Public Radio International, on Science Friday:
"How Secure Are U.S. Voting Sysetms?".

Wired Magazine:
"America's Voting Machines Aren't Ready....."

Video.

and

Mother Jones:
"Millions of Voters Could Cast Ballots on Machines that Leave No Paper Trail."

And one more, not so brief (about 15 minutes long), rather neat and pointed:
Video.

Princeton University Security Analysis of the Diebold TS, September 2006

Brennan Center for Justice at the NYU School of Law – report and The Truth About Voter Fraud, by Justin Levitt.

General information on voting barriers from Brennan Center for Justice at New York University

The ElectionLine.org Annual Report of 2006, a most informative document, was issued when ElectionLine was working under the Pew Charitable Trusts. ElectionLine is now affiliated with the University of Minnesota's Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Rolling Stone magazine has provided a great deal of coverage on voting rights issues. Unfortunately,  “Will the Election Be Stolen?” article by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Rolling Stone magazine, October 6, 2006, is no longer posted on line.

 “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?” by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Rolling Stone magazine, July 2006

 Interview by Thom Hartmann of Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., following publication of “Was the 2004 Election Stolen?” by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., in Rolling Stone magazine, July 2006

Pittsburgh CityPaper article 10/19/06

FairVote Minnesota's information on Instant Runoff Voting information

Hacking Democracy official website. A great and incisive film from 2008.

Election Assistance Commission, Voluntary Voting System Guidelines The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) created the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and transferred the responsibility of developing voting system standards from the FEC to the EAC. HAVA also tasked the EAC with establishing the federal government’s first voting system certification program.

Election Assistance Commission, Comments on Voluntary Voting System Guidelines

Software Review and Security Analysis of the ES&S iVotronic 8.0.1.2 Voting Machine Firmware, for the Florida Department of State, February 23, 2007

Amended Certification of ES&S Unity Software, Version 3.0.1.0, with Data Acquisition Manager, Version 6.0.0.0, dated June 25, 2007

Election Mathematics' reference sheet - response to NACo's concerns about H.R. 811, dated September 19, 2007

California Secretary of State Debra Bowen's Top-To-Bottom Review Decisions Concerning Voting Systems which were certified for use in California in March 2007 and Frequently Asked Questions

YouTube Hill District Malfunctioning Voter Machines, Part 1, posted November 6, 2007, by PittsburghDemocracy

YouTube Hill District Malfunctioning Voter Machines, Part 2, posted November 6, 2007, by PittsburghDemocracy

EVEREST Voting System Review, Jennifer Brunner, Ohio Secretary of State, December 2007 or here, and Penn State University's related page.

Website for Uncounted the Movie

New York Times Magazine article "Can You Count on Voting Machines?" by Clive Thompson, January 6, 2008. Includes a photo of Allegheny County's warehouse and information from Pittsburgh.

BradBlog entry of July 24, 2008, "Rove Threatened GOP IT Guru If He Does Note 'Take the Fall' for Election Fraud in Ohio, Says Attorney." PLEASE NOTE: This article may be somewhat partisan; VoteAllegheny remains nonpartisan.

DemocraticUnderground.com interview with Stephen Spoonamore on Voting Machine Fraud, August 19, 2008. Also from this page, concerning RoveCybergate.com. PLEASE NOTE: This article may be somewhat partisan; VoteAllegheny remains nonpartisan. Also from War Is A Crime.

The Washington Post, August 21, 2008, by Mary Pat Flaherty: Diebold is now admitting that they've had a critical programming bug for years that can drop votes and that it was missed in inspections.

Shortened versions (academic-paper style) of reports by the University of Pennsylvania and Penn State teams:
Paper on Security Evaluation of ES&S Voting Machines and Election Management System, by Adam Aviv Pavol Černý, Sandy Clark, Eric Cronin, Gaurav Shah, Micah Sherr, and Matt Blaze; and
Paper on Systemic Issues in the Hart InterCivic and Premier Voting Systems: Reflections on Project EVEREST, by Kevin Butler, William Enck, Harri Hursti, Stephen McLaughlin, Patrick Traynor, and Patrick McDaniel;
from EVT '08.

CNN Report, Voting problems in several swing states, September 18, 2008.

YouTube: "Turdblossom's Insider's Guide to Swinging Elections," September 2008. PLEASE NOTE: This article may be somewhat partisan; VoteAllegheny remains nonpartisan.

YouTube: "Insecurities and Inaccuracies of the Sequoia AVC Advantage 12.00H DRE Voting Machine," September 2008. By Andrew W. Appel (Princeton University), Maia Ginsburg (Princeton University), Harri Hursti, Brian W. Kernighan (Princeton University), Christopher D. Richards (Princeton University), and Gang Tan (Lehigh University).

Unfortunately this link is no longer posted: Oregon Voter Rights Coalition: "Jackson County Experiences Unexplained Ballot-count Problems in 2006 Election," November 10, 2006. Jackson County, Oregon - the computer system reportedly moved votes from one race to another.

You Tube: Various interviews with Stephen Spoonamore.

The Online NewsHour (PBS - transcript): "Election Officials Grapple With Voting Irregularities in New Mexico."

Humboldt County (California) Election Transparency Project: Report on failure in GEMS tabulation system, causing Premier Election Systems (formerly Diebold) to admit shortcomings was originally posted 12/4/2008, with updates added to same webpage, but is unfortunately no longer posted. Official document from the Secretary of State of California: Hearing held by California Secretary of State on March 17, 2009. Included in the Brennan Center for Justice's Voting System Failures: A Database Solution, by Lawrence Norden. Reported on BradBlog at this site. Caution: reporting on BradBlog may be partisan. Also reported on Wired.com.

HDNet - Dan Rather Reports: "The Trouble With Touch Screens" is found in various forms on line. The full report is well worth watching. The Brad Blog reports on the documentary. Also, Democratic Underground reports. Caution: These reports may be of a partisan nature. The video may be purchased at axs.tv.

AlterNet report: "Rove's IT Guru Warned of Sabotage Before Fatal Plane Crash; Was Set to Testify." December 22, 2008, by AlterNet. PLEASE NOTE: This article may be somewhat partisan; VoteAllegheny remains nonpartisan.

Deutschland Bundesverfassungsgericht: Federal Constitutional Court – Press office, Press release no. 19/2009 of 3 March 2009, Judgment of 3 March 2009 – 2 BvC 3/07 and 2 BvC 4/07 Use of voting computers in 2005 Bundestag election unconstitutional. The Federal Constitutional Court rendered judgment on two complaints concerning the scrutiny of an election, which were directed against the use of computer-controlled voting machines (so-called voting computers) in the 2005 Bundestag election of the 16th German Bundestag (see German press release no. 85/2008 of 25 September 2008).

Salina Journal: "'Vote flipping' was not unexpected," report on iVotronics in Salina, Kansas, April 10, 2009.



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