11.Oct, 2019 Comments Off on Elections Expert Cites Vote Harvesting as Major Threat to Election Integrity

Elections Expert Cites Vote Harvesting as Major Threat to Election Integrity

A recent study published by Hans von Spakovsky of the Heritage Foundation cites vote harvesting as one of the preeminent threats to the integrity of U.S. elections. Currently, 27 states plus the District of Columbia allow third parties, including politically motivated interest groups and consultants, to collect absentee ballots from…

20.May, 2019 Comments Off on House of Representatives Pushing Haphazard Election Overhauls

House of Representatives Pushing Haphazard Election Overhauls

Opponents of H.R. 1 were galvanized last week, as proponents of the legislation indicated their intentions to enact individual provisions of the law using a “piecemeal” strategy. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer highlighted this intention Thursday, catching opponents in the Senate off guard. Rather than focus on improving the security…

16.May, 2019 Comments Off on Senate Introduces Voting System Cybersecurity Act to Strengthen Elections

Senate Introduces Voting System Cybersecurity Act to Strengthen Elections

On Tuesday,  the Voting System Cybersecurity Act of 2019 was introduced into the United States Senate, demonstrating a bi-partisan commitment to securing our election administration and infrastructure. The legislation, if passed in both chambers, would add a representative of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to…

13.May, 2019 Comments Off on House Administration Committee Highlights Importance of Decentralization and Agreement on Election Vulnerabilities

House Administration Committee Highlights Importance of Decentralization and Agreement on Election Vulnerabilities

  On Wednesday, the Secretaries of State of Michigan and Alabama appeared before the House Administration Committee in order to advocate for increased funding and support to safeguard our elections against cyber attacks.   The hearing demonstrated that both sides of the political aisle are in agreement that cyberattacks pose…

8.May, 2019 Comments Off on New Election Proposals in Minnesota’s House Would Abandon Bi-Partisan Tradition

New Election Proposals in Minnesota’s House Would Abandon Bi-Partisan Tradition

Recent proposals to significantly alter elections in Minnesota have raised concerns from advocates of free and fair elections. Adherents of good governance in Minnesota have addressed that anything but bi-partisan, or non-partisan, fixes to the election laws would bring about a “partisan arms-race”, and thus, honored an unwritten tradition that…

24.Apr, 2019 Comments Off on Ballot Integrity Measures Being Cast as Suppression in Key States

Ballot Integrity Measures Being Cast as Suppression in Key States

National Public Radio’s recent article on election reforms in traditionally conservative states demonstrates a fundamental media bias against strengthening the protection of the ballot box, at a crucial moment when Americans’ trust in their ballot being counted is in jeopardy.   Highlighting the reforms in states such as Texas, Tennessee,…