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FAIR AND SECURE ELECTIONS: What's at stake and how to take action - Shared screen with speaker view
Jon Foreman
51:37
https://zoom.us/j/662908810
Lisa Gibson
01:07:11
Any log ons yet?
Jon Foreman
01:07:15
39
Lisa Gibson
01:07:25
OK, guess it works
Jon Foreman
01:07:53
43...
Jon Foreman
01:09:06
that's odd..
Jon Foreman
01:09:41
Wait - you didn't hear anything i said at all?
Melanie Bryson
01:10:32
Welcome, everyone!
Melanie Bryson
01:11:38
John Brakey of Audit AZ, welcome!
Melanie Bryson
01:11:52
Welcome, Indivisibles!!!
Tracy Williams
01:12:09
Hey Larry, Tracy here from Walla Walla… glad to see another Washingtonian!
Jon Foreman
01:13:11
i can hear...
Jon Foreman
01:13:16
is it your audio Stephanie?
Tracy Williams
01:14:53
yep
Jon Foreman
01:17:38
ok!
Ion Yannopoulos
01:20:22
Me: Yes there is. It will come up later in the webinar
Tracy Williams
01:21:35
Jon, are the slides moving forward? I’m only seeing the title slide
Jon Foreman
01:22:07
No slides for Liz!
Tracy Williams
01:22:13
ok
Jon Foreman
01:22:19
:-)
Aquene Freechild
01:23:09
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.
Ion Yannopoulos
01:23:48
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.
Ion Yannopoulos
01:25:18
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.
Lisa Gibson
01:32:23
We were told the Office of Elections was aware of the problem and was working on solutions.
Ion Yannopoulos
01:33:39
Yes it will be available for viewing later and the slides will be made available too
Ion Yannopoulos
01:53:43
Panelists: Here are the questions I’ve got so far that I am going to try and ask you:
Ion Yannopoulos
01:55:26
1. The big one: what can we do to focus on what we can do before 2018 elections specifically.
Lisa Gibson
01:57:05
Really important that we know what state and that we have your e-mail and phone.
Melanie Bryson
01:57:08
seriously, you guys couldn’t hear me??
Ion Yannopoulos
01:57:15
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.
Melanie Bryson
01:57:31
volume was all the way up, and I saw confirmation from Jon that I was unmuted
Melanie Bryson
01:57:49
Oh good, thanks Liz! Your presentation was awesome!!!
Jon Foreman
01:58:36
Melanie - I could hear you loud and clear!
Melanie Bryson
01:58:59
oh thank goodness, that would have been embarrassing — air talking for 8 minutes
Lisa Gibson
02:00:26
We need election officials to hold vendors accountable
Ion Yannopoulos
02:05:13
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?
Ion Yannopoulos
02:07:52
And the last big one is about RLAs generally:
Aquene Freechild
02:09:38
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 info@secureourvote.us
Aquene Freechild
02:11:54
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.
Ion Yannopoulos
02:13:25
RLAs: How to make discussing them comprehensible to people; how to get them certified or conduct pilot studies
Melanie Bryson
02:16:35
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.
Tony Fainberg
02:16:47
we are 65 minutes into the flight
Stephanie Chaplin
02:17:06
We are losing attendees, so I think we should end soon.
Tony Fainberg
02:17:40
i agree, maybe 5-6 more minutes?
Ion Yannopoulos
02:18:00
Agreed.
Aquene Freechild
02:18:08
Sounds good to me
Aquene Freechild
02:19:19
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.
Tony Fainberg
02:22:31
holding at 65 participants but we are now at 915 EDT and perhaps should close?
Stephanie Chaplin
02:23:11
Good job, Ion!
Liz Howard
02:23:34
It's been a pleasure
Stephanie Chaplin
02:23:45
Are we staying o for a few minutes to tie it all together?
Aquene Freechild
02:23:47
10 webinar recordings here on election security: https://secureourvote.us/take-action/call-recordings/
Melanie Bryson
02:23:49
Thank you all so so much!!!