We had an exciting call with a lot of participation from people in the Election Integrity community. We will have a call again next week on Sunday 11/27 at 3pm EST.
Then number is 712.451.0293 Access code 568325
One of the great things that's happening is that people who have been working on these issues for years within their own community are connecting with each other, sharing information, resources, vision and strategies on how to get there.
On the call this week were:
Philip Stark - associate dean of mathematical and physical sciences at the University of California, Berkeley; board of advisers of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. He has called for a risk-limiting audit of the election.
This is the petition he is encouraging those who are concerned about the results to sign. It has almost 75k signatures now. They have a strategy on how to audit elections across the country. It could be a good start to getting meaningful audits in place.
Ray Lutz gave input and had some other strategies, especially focusing on the 175 counties his organization Citizens' Oversight Project has targeted as key.
This is a wonderful link to a map they've built showing that the 175 counties with 50% of voters.
John Brakey pointed out the information about who the election officials are, and what type of equipment is being used is all online at VerifiedVoting.org. Click on the verifier link and then step into whatever state, and then county you are interested in.
Ben Ptashnik - Co-founder, Executive Director and National Campaign Director of the National Election Defense Coalition. He spoke instead of Victoria Collier who was not feeling well. (Hope you feel better soon, Victoria!) He's been in D.C. meeting with elected officials and staff. They are building a strong coalition in congress to support election reform with a 70 member Voting Rights Caucus. They are working on legislation that is going to be introduced.
They are also promoting a film called I Voted?
It will be screening in 6 cities on Nov 29th and Dec 1st. Click on screenings to see if there is one near you.
Laura Pressley, Ph.D. - 2014 candidate for Austin TX city council. There is a great news piece here about the discrepancies in her election results, the corruption errors in the computer audit logs and the election laws that the Texas Secretary of State is violating. Laura offered a wealth of information about what kind of images we can get and need to be asking for from electronic voting equipment. And how to make a legal challenge to get those images. Her case currently is in appeal.
Jared Beck - attorney for JamPac, which is pursuing a class action lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee. Jared also spoke about other legal challenges that can be brought when there is evidence that a candidate has not been elected legitimately.
Thanks to everyone who participated! Please join us again next week!