Any log ons yet?
OK, guess it works
Wait - you didn't hear anything i said at all?
John Brakey of Audit AZ, welcome!
Hey Larry, Tracy here from Walla Walla… glad to see another Washingtonian!
i can hear...
is it your audio Stephanie?
Me: Yes there is. It will come up later in the webinar
Jon, are the slides moving forward? I’m only seeing the title slide
No slides for Liz!
Texas elections are primarily administered at the county level. This is true for many states across the country. You should reach out to your local election officials, if you've got a group that's interested, I can connect you with the statewide election security coalition in Texas.
Anyone who is attending: ask questions with the Q&A button in the bottom of Zoom. I’ll be gathering up for our Q&A after the presentations.
Don’t be terrified. Be determined. There will be actions we suggest later that can make a real difference. And every vote you save counts.
We were told the Office of Elections was aware of the problem and was working on solutions.
Yes it will be available for viewing later and the slides will be made available too
Panelists: Here are the questions I’ve got so far that I am going to try and ask you:
1. The big one: what can we do to focus on what we can do before 2018 elections specifically.
Really important that we know what state and that we have your e-mail and phone.
seriously, you guys couldn’t hear me??
Another is what help to expect at the federal level. People mentioned DHS providing cybersecurity to political campaigns using NCCIC (national cybersecurity communcations integration center), and Wyden’s PAVE Act. Are these things we can rely on.
volume was all the way up, and I saw confirmation from Jon that I was unmuted
Oh good, thanks Liz! Your presentation was awesome!!!
Melanie - I could hear you loud and clear!
oh thank goodness, that would have been embarrassing — air talking for 8 minutes
We need election officials to hold vendors accountable
Big question is about corruption: of vendors, and of election officials. How do we hold them accountable? What are the steps to put pressure on them. How do we expose partisan or corrupt people and companies?
And the last big one is about RLAs generally:
RE: Corruption. There is reporter interest in this issue. If you don't have enough info about it, do a Freedom of Information request or open records request. If you need ideas of who to contact if you do have proof of corruption you can email email@example.com
A white hat hacker is a computer security specialist who breaks into protected systems and networks to test and asses their security. White hat hackers use their skills to improve security by exposing vulnerabilities before malicious hackers (known as black hat hackers) can detect and exploit them.
RLAs: How to make discussing them comprehensible to people; how to get them certified or conduct pilot studies
One sentence description: A risk-limiting audit involves hand counting an initial (usually small) sample of paper ballots, based on the margin of victory, then, depending on the results of this initial count, the audit may expand — to a full count if necessary — until accuracy of the election outcome can be determined with a high degree of confidence.
we are 65 minutes into the flight
We are losing attendees, so I think we should end soon.
i agree, maybe 5-6 more minutes?
Sounds good to me
Meet with your local and state election administrators and see if they are interested in doing a risk limiting audit pilot. If they are interested - they can plan to do a pilot. They/you should contact Verified Voting to get connected to the right folks who can help them do that.
holding at 65 participants but we are now at 915 EDT and perhaps should close?
Good job, Ion!
It's been a pleasure
Are we staying o for a few minutes to tie it all together?
10 webinar recordings here on election security: https://secureourvote.us/take-action/call-recordings/
Thank you all so so much!!!