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The Right to Vote Means Nothing
If Our Votes Aren’t Counted Accurately
Good News! The Public Can Oversee Vote Counts
Using a Little-Known Feature of Existing Election Machinery
Official election results cannot be trusted.
The problem goes far deeper than whether the Russian government hacked the 2016 presidential election.
The computers that count our votes can be gamed.
Even votes cast on paper ballots are counted by electronic systems that can be programmed to produce any result.
We need transparent, publicly verified elections.
This is achievable with technology currently in use.
Newer ballot scanners create a digital image of every ballot. It's votes on the images that are counted. Digital image files can safely be made public for oversight.
And yes, the images can be re-matched with ballots for verification, without violating voter privacy.
But elections officials are destroying these legally protected election materials!
In many jurisdictions, we're discovering that elections departments are turning off this security feature!
AUDIT-USA is working to verify elections through our Ballot Images Project.
Americans United for Democracy, Integrity, and Transparency in Elections
is a non-partisan group of experienced advocates for election transparency. We’re patriots who believe elections belong to the people, not to political parties or corporations.
Courts have already ruled in our favor in Arizona and Alabama.
We welcome opportunities to join with other voting rights groups. Together we must address the entire elections mess, including voter suppression, gerrymandering, & corporate money.