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Exit Polls versus Reported Vote Counts. 2016 Presidential Primaries
by Theodore de Macedo Soares
"Although the focus of this report is on the discrepancies between the exit polls and the computerized vote counts, it must be mentioned that other researchers have analyzed the 2016 Democratic Party primaries from related perspectives and their results are not reassuring." More...
We Need to Fix Our Broken Election System
by Tim Robbins
"A couple of weeks ago I shared a post containing statistics compiled from CNN and the New York Times figures comparing Democratic Party primary exit polls and final election results. The numbers show a significant discrepancy between the two, favoring Hillary Clinton in all but one of the primaries by an average of 9.02 percent and in the New York primary by 16 percent. The post carried an incendiary headline, suggesting election fraud, which caused quite a ruckus. I’m glad it did. We need to have this discussion." More...
"Wreaking havoc with electronic voting systems could simply be a new addition to a long tradition of... https://t.co/St8ENJUVg9
"In May, the Supreme Court invalidated state electoral maps in North Carolina, after finding that Republicans... https://t.co/CVpg6k1Rvb
"According to the leaked report, which was dated May 5 and published yesterday by The Intercept, the Russian... https://t.co/PK2ZEPJtKw
"We know at least of some sustained attempts at compromising such systems during the Ukrainian elections in 2014.... https://t.co/fYU9Xn0iwj
"Yesterday’s report from the Intercept, sourced from leaked top secret documents from the National Security... https://t.co/e19TJyno1i
CODE RED: Computerized Election Theft and the New American Century
CODE RED is about what has happened to American elections, American politics, and America since computers took over the vote counting just a few short years ago. It identifies the red flags and offers accessible examinations of why those flags are red. It is a disturbing and provocative call to action.
Brennan Center for Justice
Technology has changed dramatically in the last decade, but America's voting machines are rapidly aging out. In 2016, for example, 43 states will use electronic voting machines that are at least 10 years old, perilously close to the end of most systems' expected lifespan. Old voting equipment increases the risk of failures and crashes — which can lead to long lines and lost votes on Election Day — and problems only get worse the longer we wait.
Based on 10 months of independent research, and interviews with more than 100 election officials and specialists in all 50 states, this comprehensive study looks at the challenges associated with outdated equipment and the new technologies that can help solve the impending crisis.
Full Report: America’s Voting Machines at Risk
CalTech/MIT Voting Technology Project
In this report, the CalTech/MIT Voting Project examines how voting technologies and election administration in the United States have changed—or have not changed—since the controversial 2000 presidential election. They present their research and analyses of the past 12 years, as well as the perspectives of a number of individuals prominent in the election administration, voting technology, and election advocacy communities. Based on the research reported here, they provide the following recommendations for how we might improve the administration and technology of elections in the United States.
United States Government Accountability Office
While electronic voting systems hold promise for improving the election process, numerous entities have raised concerns about their security and reliability, citing instances of weak security controls, system design flaws, inadequate system version control, inadequate security testing, incorrect system configuration, poor security management, and vague or incomplete voting system standards
Diane Perlman, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Under what conditions do millions of allegedly “free” people knowingly acquiesce to being deceived, dominated and deprived of their own political will? How is it that even those who were politically engaged for the first time resign themselves to an unjust fate, refusing even to consider what happened to our country? Why do progressive citizens actively dismiss and even malign a small group of courageous, devoted people working day and night on their behalf to uncover, calculate, analyze, and evaluate the extensive, varied forms of criminal sabotage that undermined their democracy? How are Americans becoming complacent with escalating fraudulent activity? In other words, how do so many people live with the knowledge that they have been tricked before, were just tricked again–and then submit to life under the power of those who tricked them?