From Green Party US
Great news! Today we ended our recount lawsuit in the state of Pennsylvania with a settlement guaranteeing that Pennsylvania will provide new voting systems using paper ballots by 2020, followed in 2022 by automatic audits after every election to confirm the accuracy of the vote before results are certified.
This is a critical victory for everyone concerned with the integrity of our elections, and we accomplished it together. Please help build the momentum for elections we can trust by sharing this great news on Facebook and Twitter!
Ending the use of unreliable paperless voting machines in one of our largest states is a big step towards the retirement of paperless voting machines nationwide, which one in four voters are still required to use despite their demonstrated vulnerability to hacking, tampering, and error.
Automatic robust audits provide an essential safeguard by cross-checking paper ballots against machine totals using hand counts and the human eye to make sure every election is verified before the results are official.
These two reforms are a critical first step to restoring confidence in our broken elections. Of course, much remains to be done. We look forward to continuing the fight together for elections we can trust, that are accurate, secure and just, and free from Jim Crow voter suppression!
Thank you to everyone who has supported the work so far. We couldn’t have won this huge victory without you!
It’s in our hands,
PS. For more information, check out our website VotingJustice.us, which brings together critical information and resources about the ongoing work of the recount effort, as well as the broader movement for election protection and voting justice.