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Bev Harris

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“Proof of fraud”

"Election officials wouldn't let me see the ballots. Then they destroyed them, in violation of the law." "Are you saying there was fraud?" "Election officials refused to report the number of votes by the legal deadline. When more votes showed up a day later, we could not find out where they came from." "Are you saying there was fraud?" You…
Bev Harris
November 13, 2018
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The Case of Dr. Laura Pressley – A Study in Texas Election Law

By Bev Harris and Jim Keller Human beings rely on one another for reality testing. Consensus is sometimes used to imply truth, but consensus is a dubious approach if a result is false. Election results can become false through error, outside “hacking,” or inside manipulation. The Texas legislature addressed election fraud as a concern when it passed laws to require…
Bev Harris
June 14, 2017
OBSERVATION

When is a recount a sham?

Recounts provide a peaceful dispute mechanism to help ensure that elections will be free and fair and equal to all. But the mere act of having a recount is not what helps elections be free and fair. The recount must be accountable to the public and fully transparent. A recount doesn't need a smoking gun, and never needs to be apologized for.…
Bev Harris
November 25, 2016
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About Recounts

International election standards include, as part of free and fair elections, access to peaceful dispute mechanisms. Recounts check the accuracy of reported results. They do not require any specific anomalies, though questionable statistical results sometimes prompt candidates to request recounts. A different dispute resolution method, called a contest or an appeal, addresses anomalies with litigation. Lawsuits may address irregularities like…
Bev Harris
November 25, 2016
ACTIONS

Fraction Magic Video

A real-time demo of the most devastating election theft mechanism yet found, with context and explanation. Demonstration uses a real voting system and real vote databases and takes place in seconds across multiple jurisdictions. Over 5000 subcontractors and middlemen have the access to perform this for any or all clients. It can give contract signing authority to whoever the user…
Bev Harris
November 23, 2016
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About Audits

Election audits are a subset of the larger area of public interest auditing. Audits can improve public integrity by introducing a third party evaluation as to whether conditions exist that would facilitate material misstatement by any government employee or governmental agent. Because government is owned by the public and paid for with taxpayer money, there is exists  a public "right…
Bev Harris
November 21, 2016
OBSERVATION

Audits or Fraudits?

Most of the activities termed "audits" in elections are not audits at all, but are really spot checks. An actual audit differs in these important ways: - It is holistic, cross-checking information from a variety of source documents; - Discrepancies trigger nonrestricted expansion of the audit; - The entity being audited is not allowed to constrain the audit; - A…
Bev Harris
November 18, 2016
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Actions: The Brakey Method

Put the brakes on "mystery elections" once and for all. A simple 3-step method places public elections back under public control. THE BRAKEY METHOD Preserve and make public the "ballot images" -- Modern voting systems take a picture of every ballot, called a "ballot image." Peg the ballot image to the actual ballot using a unique ID number (not connected…
Bev Harris
November 15, 2016
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Ballot Images – A new way to verify that results are true

This is already available in most systems. Laws are already on the books to authorize you to do this. It costs almost nothing and enables almost everyone to authenticate computerized voting system results. All that remains is cooperation (or court-ordered coercion) of public officials to force them to honor your rights. It is a one-two punch which makes it very…
Bev Harris
November 2, 2016
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Stream ‘Hacking Democracy’ – now on Amazon Video

The Emmy-nominated HBO documentary, Hacking Democracy, has recently been made available for streaming on Amazon Video. Most people don't realize that the producers of this film are independent filmmakers from Great Britain -- they dug deep into their own pockets, and credit cards, to produce a film that was so controversial it was not at all certain whether it would…
Bev Harris
October 31, 2016