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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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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
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
ACTIONSADVOCACYIMPROVE TECHNOLOGYORGANIZINGROLE MODELS

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
ACTIONSOBSERVATION

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
RESEARCHROLE MODELS

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
ACTIONSRESEARCH

The truth about exit polls and vote counts: 2016 Democratic Presidential Primary

Guest Author: Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D.: It has been widely noted that the unadjusted CNN exit polls for the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries, in many states, are at variance with the official results.  Some believe the exit polls are accurate, and the official results are fraudulent.  Others believe the exit polls are inaccurate, and the official results are true and…
Bev Harris
July 19, 2016
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What Constitutes an Election Audit

Guest Author - Richard Hayes Phillips, Ph.D.: Ohio citizens conducted, under my direction, a genuine audit of the 2004 presidential election. This was no mere “spot check” of randomly selected precincts, and no mere “recount” of the same ballots previously run through the electronic tabulators. We learned to ask for everything: ballots, poll books, voter signature books, ballot accounting charts,…
Bev Harris
July 19, 2016
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Fraction Magic – Part 6: Execution Capacity

6 – Middlemen, Inside Access and Manipulation – A fractional voting framework is treacherous because it can be scaled to run across multiple jurisdictions very quickly. False results precisely mimic known patterns to appear plausible. In the demonstration we performed, Smith’s one-size-fits-all utility showed that a person without any programming skills at all could seize control of election results in…
Bev Harris
June 14, 2016