In the News

Oct. 17, 2018, Newsweek, “Here’s How Russia May Have Already Hacked the 2018 Elections”: https://www.newsweek.com/2018/10/26/how-russia-may-have-already-hacked-2018-midterm-elections-1170909.html 

Oct. 2, 2018, Letter to EAC and DHS from 30 Cybersecurity, Election Security, and Computer Science Experts, https://www.electiondefense.org/letter-to-eac-and-dhs/

Sep. 14, 2018, Andrew Appel, Princeton University Professor of Computer Science, “Serious Design Flaw in ESS ExpressVote Touchscreen: ‘Permission to Cheat'”,   https://freedom-to-tinker.com/2018/09/14/serious-design-flaw-in-ess-expressvote-touchscreen-permission-to-cheat/

Aug. 23, 2018, “White House blocks bill that would protect elections”:  https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-blocks-bill-protect-elections-173459278.html?soc_src=community&soc_trk=fb 

Aug. 22, 2018, The Hill, “DHS Chief calls on officials in all 50 states to have ‘verifiable’ ballots by 2020 election”: https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/403148-dhs-chief-calls-on-election-officials-in-all-50-states-to-have

Aug. 13, 2018, Brennan Center for Justice, “Election Security Advance Planning Checklist”:   https://www.brennancenter.org/sites/default/files/publications/2018_08_13_ChecklistV4.pdf 

2018, Brennan Center for Justice, “How You Can Help #ProtectTheVote This November”:  https://www.brennancenter.org/protect-the-vote

2018, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, “Securing the Vote:  Protecting American Democracy”:   https://www.nap.edu/read/25120/chapter/1 

July 26, 2018, “Public Citizens Calls on Largest Voting Machine Vendor to Stop Selling Machines that Connect to the Internet, Increase Costs to Taxpayers”:  https://www.citizen.org/media/press-releases/public-citizen-calls-largest-voting-machine-vendor-stop-selling-machines 

July 20, 2018, The Inquirer, “The threat to our democracy? Our indifference to fixing our voting machines”, Editorial:  http://www.philly.com/philly/…

July 17, 2018, 60 Minutes, “When Russian hackers targeted the U.S. election infrastructure”:  https://www.cbsnews.com/…

July 17, 2018, Radnor League of Women Voters Interviews Citizens for Better Elections: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maVyazJSMYs 

July 17, 2018, “Top Voting Machine Vendor Admits it Installed Remote-Access Software on Systems Sold to States”:  https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/mb4ezy/top-voting-machine-vendor-admits-it-installed-remote-access-software-on-systems-sold-to-states

May 15, 2018, WITF.org, “Storm knocks out power, backup batteries at Harrisburg polling place”:  http://www.witf.org/…

May 15, 2018, FOX43.com, “York Township polling location opens with some problems”:  http://fox43.com/…

May 8, 2018, “Senate Intel Committee Releases Unclassified 1st Installment in Russia Report, Updated Recommendations on Election Security”: https://www.burr.senate.gov/…

May 8, 2018, Bloomberg.com, “Extent of Election Hacking Is Still Unclear, Says Senate Panel”:  https://www.bloomberg.com/…

May 8, 2018, Bloomberg.com, “Hack-Resistant Voting Machines Missing as States Prepare for 2018 Vote”:   https://www.bloomberg.com/…

May 3, 2018, The Inquirer, “Ahead of the 2020 election, let’s address Pennsylvania’s election security so your vote can count”:  http://www.philly.com/…

April 25, 2018, Bucks County Courier Times, “Expert:  Pennsylvania ‘would get an F’ on voting machine security”:  http://www.buckscountycouriertimes.com/news/20180425/expert-pennsylvania-would-get-f-on-voting-machine-security/1 

April 19, 2018, The Inquirer, “Time has come for PA to modernize its voting machines”, Opinion:  http://www2.philly.com/philly/opinion/voting-election-day-modern-voting-machines-cybersecurity-opinion-20180419.html

April 12, 2018, PA.gov, “Department of State Tells Counties to Have New Voting Systems in Place by End of 2019”: http://www.media.pa.gov/…

April 5, 2018, NYTimes.com, “I Hacked an Election.  So Can the Russians”        (4 minute video with J. Alex Haldermann):  https://www.nytimes.com/video/opinion/100000005790489/i-hacked-an-election-so-can-the-russians.html

March 30, 2018, The Inquirer, “Most Pa. voting machines are old, hackable, and will likely be used to count the 2020 votes”:  http://www.philly.com/…

March 15, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “We Need Voting Machines with Auditable Ballots”:  http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/letters/2018/03/15/We-need-voting-machines-with-auditable-ballots/stories/201803150031

March 15, 2018, Buzzfeednews.com, “The GOP Couldn’t Recount the Votes in PA Even if it Wanted.  There’s no Paper Trail to Audit”:  https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kevincollier/the-voting-machines-in-pennsylvanias-18th-dont-leave-a#.kvndmA47eR

March 14, 2018, Reuters.com, “Pennsylvania race shows need for U.S. voting machine upgrades”:  https://www.reuters.com/…

Feb. 21, 2018, The New York Times Magazine, “The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine”:  https://www.nytimes.com/…

Dec. 7, 2017, “York County plans changes to elections process after confusion at the polls”:  http://www.witf.org/news/2017/12/york-county-plans-changes-to-election-process-after-confusion-at-the-polls.php

Sep. 22, 2017, thehill.com, “DHS tells 21 states they were Russia hacking targets before 2016 election”:   https://thehill.com/policy/cybersecurity/351981-dhs-notifies-21-states-of-they-were-targets-russian-hacking

June 21, 2017, Testimony of Univ. of Michigan Computer Science & Engineering Professor J. Alex Halderman before the Senate Select Intelligence Committee (5 minute video clip):   https://www.electiondefense.org/senate-select-intelligence-committee/

June 21, 2017, Letter to Congress from 103 Experts on Computer Science, Elections and Security:  https://www.electiondefense.org/election-integrity-expert-letter/

Dec. 15, 2016, The Inquirer, “The Ticking Time Bomb in Pennsylvania’s Election System”:  http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20161215_The_ticking_time_bomb_in_Pennsylvania_s_election_system.html?arc404=true

Nov. 8, 2016, WGNTV.com, “Pennsylvania voters claim voting machines ‘changing’ ballots”:  https://wgntv.com/2016/11/08/pennsylvania-voters-claim-voting-machines-changing-ballots/

Nov. 8, 2016, “PA Official:  Voting Machine Malfunctions Created No Extra Democrat Votes”:   https://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/11/pennsylvania_voter_fraud.html

Nov. 8, 2016, “Voting Machine Error Causes Straight GOP Ticket to Switch to Straight Democratic in Lebanon County”:  https://lancasteronline.com/news/local/voting-machine-error-causes-straight-gop-ticket-to-switch-to/article_bf43f6c0-a5e4-11e6-b1ad-f32a8078dde9.html

Sep. 28, 2016, CBSnews.com, “More state election databases hacked than previously thought”:  https://www.cbsnews.com/news/more-state-election-databases-hacked-than-previously-thought/

Sep. 28, 2016, Testimony of Princeton University Computer Science Professor Andrew Appel before the House Subcommittee on Information Technology: https://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/2016-09-28-Appel-Princeton-Testimony.pdf

Aug. 5, 2016, Politico.com, “How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes”:  https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/08/2016-elections-russia-hack-how-to-hack-an-election-in-seven-minutes-214144