Audit The 2016 Presidential Election


Our petition asks that election officials double-check the electronic results by conducting a “risk-limiting” audit of the presidential election in every state that uses paper ballots. Please sign here.

An important part of our mission is advocating for the adoption of audits following every election as a standard, best practice.  Audits are relatively inexpensive and give a level of assurance that an election result is valid.  Audits examine voter intent on ballots and check to see if it concurs with vote counts. Audits are endorsed by the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, Common Cause, League of Women Voters, the American Statistical Association, and others.

Regular audits are conducted in a number of states, but not all audits are created equal.  For example, Minnesota, California, New Mexico, Missouri and several other states conduct audits which check a fixed percentage of machines or precincts statewide, to assess how machines are functioning.  Other states conduct audits that do check election processes, but not equipment performance or vote tabulation.  Still other states, like Georgia and Louisiana, can’t conduct audits at all because   their voting is done on paperless voting machines. For information on which states conduct audits, click here.

We advocate for a more robust form of audits, called “Risk Limiting”.  This means that if the machine-reported count is incorrect, there is a large, pre-specified chance that the audit will reveal the correct outcome.  In order to truly validate the outcome of this or any election, Risk Limiting Audits should be conducted as a core part of the electoral process.  Risk Limiting Audits for this Presidential election could validate the results or identify any areas of concern.

All elections are important and should be audited every time. Audits don’t rely on a candidate-requested recount or a narrow margin. Because of the many concerns that have been raised in this election year, including breaches of voter registration databases, we think this is a time when the entire country should step forward and request this simple step to make sure that the election results truly represent the will of the American people.

We are sponsoring a petition that is directed at election officials, Secretaries of State and state governments.  We ask that they show leadership in a time of uncertainty. We applaud states already doing an audit, but it should happen nationwide. We can start here.  Sign the petition today and share it on social media.

Best Regards,

Pamela Smith

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Did Russia just steal the election?! Emma Ruby-Sachs – Avaaz


Electors from both parties are calling for the truth about Russia’s interference in the election before they are forced to vote in eight days. Let’s give them the support they need to win their right to know!

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This could be our chance to stop a stolen election — ten Electors from both parties are calling for a security briefing about Russia’s interference in the vote.

And they have eight days to get it before they are forced to cast their ballots for President.

The CIA says there is Russian interference, Obama has called for a full intelligence review and Trump is denying everything. Knowing the facts is the least the Electoral College deserves!

Click here to get the Electors the information they need!

When everyone voted we didn’t know that Russia had likely interfered in the election to get Trump in power. And when many states were decided by tens of thousands of votes it’s likely this information would have changed the outcome!

But there’s still so much we don’t know because it’s incomplete or classified and maybe that’s the right call. Electors, though, hold our entire future in their hands and need the clearance to get information, even if it’s secret from all of us. That’s their job — to protect against gross injustices, corruption, and terrible outcomes from a popular vote.

We can’t know if there’s a case for the Electoral College to change their vote. But we can make sure those individuals hold the basic information they need to make an informed decision. Let’s support their right to know and give the Electors a huge national wind at their back:

Click here to get the Electors the information they need!

This is a no-brainer: tell the people who will ultimately choose our next President the whole truth! And we can win it in time — it’s already a bipartisan call, now we can make it a national one.

With hope,

Emma, Andrew, Nick, Joseph and the whole Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION

Electors demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote (Politico)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/electors-intelligence-briefing-trump-russia-232498

Electors want briefing on Russian interference before Electoral College vote (The Hill)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/309938-electors-press-for-intelligence-briefing-on-russian

Former Acting CIA Director Calls Russian Interference In Election ‘The Political Equivalent Of 9/11′ (The Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-morell-russia-election-hacking_us_584eb2cde4b0bd9c3dfd73cc

The incredible law that can still stop Trump


Hillary won more votes than Trump, and still lost. But the genius popular vote plan could still stop Trump from becoming president — but we have to act fast. Click to sign this urgent petition with just one click and share with everyone you know:

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More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump! That’s right, Clinton won the popular vote, but the electoral college system will silence the people’s voice. But there’s an incredible Hail Mary plan that could still stop Trump — if we act really fast!

The Popular Vote Plan is genius. It’s legislation that would guarantee the candidate who receives the most popular votes is elected, and it only needs the support of enough states to equal 270 electoral votes to pass. 10 states are on board, and 4 have pending legislation, so it’s already 3/4 of the way there!

The electoral college meets in a few weeks to decide our next president — and if we can create enormous national pressure on the few holdout states to adopt the plan before it’s too late, we can still stop Trump from becoming the next president. Let’s make this massive! Click below to sign this urgent petition with just one click and share with everyone you know:

 

To state lawmakers in Oregon, Connecticut, New Mexico and across America:
As citizens deeply concerned that the presidential candidate with the support of the majority of American voters will not become president, we urge you to pass the National Popular Vote bill immediately before the electoral college meets on December 19. The voice of most Americans should not be silenced. It’s time to make sure that every vote, in every state, matters in every presidential election.

 

The electoral college system is a disaster for our democracy. It forces presidential candidates to focus all their energy on a small fraction of their voters — leading to crazy policies like the enormous agricultural subsidies designed to appease farmers in the electorally-important state of Iowa — and it leaves 75% of voters without a voice in who runs our country.

To officially get rid of the electoral college would require a constitutional amendment. But what’s so brilliant about the Popular Vote Plan is that it doesn’t need a change to the constitution, it just needs the consensus of enough states. Here’s how it would work: states pass legislation saying they will give all their electoral college votes to the winner of the national popular vote, and, when there are enough states to represent 270 electoral votes, the legislation becomes binding.

In 2004, Bush became president in the exact same way Trump is set to. Right after the election, there was huge outrage over the electoral college — but then our attention moved on. This time, we must seize the moment and do everything we can to stop Trump from becoming president.

 

Democracy is at the core of Avaazers’ DNA. We come together around the idea that the world we want is a dream shared by most people everywhere — not just the vision of the few. This is a chance to take a step towards that vision despite the darkness of the last few days, and to put our country on the path to a better future.

With hope,
Oliver, Nell, Allison, Andrew, Emma and the whole Avaaz team

More information

National Popular Vote
http://www.nationalpopularvote.com/

Here’s the best chance America has to revamp the Electoral College (Daily Dot)
http://www.dailydot.com/layer8/national-vote-electoral-college/

The Troubling Reason the Electoral College Exists (Time)
http://time.com/4558510/electoral-college-history-slavery/

48 hrs to delay Electoral College vote


Electors from both parties are calling for the truth about Russia’s interference in the election before they are forced to vote in less than 48 hours. Let’s give them the support they need to win their right to know!

This could be our chance to stop a stolen election — ten Electors from both parties are calling for a security briefing about Russia’s interference in the vote.

And they have less than 48 hours to get it before they are forced to cast their ballots for President.

The CIA says there is Russian interference, Obama has called for a full intelligence review and Trump is denying everything. Knowing the facts is the least the Electoral College deserves!

Click here to get the Electors the information they need!

When everyone voted we didn’t know that Russia had likely interfered in the election to get Trump in power. And when many states were decided by tens of thousands of votes it’s likely this information would have changed the outcome!

But there’s still so much we don’t know because it’s incomplete or classified and maybe that’s the right call. Electors, though, hold our entire future in their hands and need the clearance to get information, even if it’s secret from all of us. That’s their job — to protect against gross injustices, corruption, and terrible outcomes from a popular vote.

We can’t know if there’s a case for the Electoral College to change their vote. But we can make sure those individuals hold the basic information they need to make an informed decision. Let’s support their right to know and give the Electors a huge national wind at their back:

Click here to get the Electors the information they need!

This is a no-brainer: tell the people who will ultimately choose our next President the whole truth! And we can win it in time — it’s already a bipartisan call, now we can make it a national one.

With hope,

Emma, Andrew, Nick, Joseph and the whole Avaaz team

MORE INFORMATION

Electors demand intelligence briefing before Electoral College vote (Politico)
http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/electors-intelligence-briefing-trump-russia-232498

Electors want briefing on Russian interference before Electoral College vote (The Hill)
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/309938-electors-press-for-intelligence-briefing-on-russian

Former Acting CIA Director Calls Russian Interference In Election ‘The Political Equivalent Of 9/11′ (The Huffington Post)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mike-morell-russia-election-hacking_us_584eb2cde4b0bd9c3dfd73cc

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