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January 7, 2021, The Morning Call, Republicans move ahead on plans to review Pennsylvania election process; tentative series of 14 hearings to start Jan. 21 https://www.mcall.com/news/pennsylvania/capitol-ideas/mc-nws-pa-republicans-review-election-20210107-g44gyvsyjnempdv5pbtpxkwpoi-story.html

December 21, 2020, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Delaware County man charged with registering dead relatives to vote in presidential election https://www.inquirer.com/news/bruce-bartman-election-fraud-delaware-county-20201221.html

August 24, 2020, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Pa. Republicans propose election law changes as anxiety builds over mail voting https://www.inquirer.com/politics/election/pennsylvania-republicans-propose-election-law-changes-20200824.html

August 23, 2020, CNN, Major Trump federal voting Pennsylvania lawsuit effectively shut down https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/23/politics/trump-voting-lawsuit-pennsylvania/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_allpolitics+%28RSS%3A+CNN+-+Politics%29

August 13, 2020, Politico, Election commission orders top voting machine vendor to correct misleading claims https://www.politico.com/news/2020/08/13/election-voting-machine-misleading-claims-394891

August 5, 2020, Wall Street Journal (paywall), “Hackers Get Green Light to Test Election Voting Systems” https://www.wsj.com/articles/hackers-get-green-light-to-test-u-s-voting-systems-11596628099

August 4, 2020, CBS News, Why some mail-in ballots are rejected and how to make sure your vote counts https://www.cbsnews.com/news/why-mail-in-ballot-rejected-voting-counts/

July 2020, Campaign Legal Center, “Lawsuit Seeks Remedy for New York’s Highest-in-the-Nation Rate of Ballot Rejection” https://campaignlegal.org/update/lawsuit-seeks-remedy-new-yorks-highest-nation-rate-ballot-rejection

June 2020, Free Speech for People, “Challenging Unsafe and Unequal State Election Rules During a Pandemic, Voting Rights Advocates File Lawsuit on Behalf of the Pennsylvania NAACP” https://freespeechforpeople.org/challenging-unsafe-and-unequal-state-election-rules-during-a-pandemic-voting-rights-advocates-file-lawsuit-on-behalf-of-the-pennsylvania-naacp/

June 2020, The Philadelphia Sun, “Wolf Extends Deadline to Count Mail Ballots to June 9. Ballots must be recieved, postmarked by June 2” https://www.philasun.com/local/gov-wolf-signs-executive-order-extending-mail-ballot-deadline-in-six-counties-to-june-9/

June 2020, Reuters, “Exclusive: Philadelphia’s new voting machines under scrutiny in Tuesday’s elections” https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-pennsylvania-machines-ex/exclusive-philadelphias-new-voting-machines-under-scrutiny-in-tuesdays-elections-idUSKBN23828J

May 2020, The Delaware County Daily Times, “Pandemic forces dramatic changes in Delco election procedures” https://www.delcotimes.com/news/coronavirus/pandemic-forces-dramatic-changes-in-delco-election-procedures/article_389603b4-90a2-11ea-a4c4-1b7d54d5ea21.html

May 2020, The Intelligencer, “Bucks voters will be ordered to wear masks” https://www.theintell.com/news/20200507/bucks-voters-will-be-ordered-to-wear-masks

May 2020, GoErie, “New ballot drop box available outside Erie County Courthouse” https://www.goerie.com/news/20200507/new-ballot-drop-box-available-outside-erie-county-courthouse

Apr. 2020, Coindesk, “Internet Voting Is ‘Not Secure’ and Blockchain Won’t Help, Warns Scientific Body” https://www.coindesk.com/internet-voting-is-not-secure-and-blockchain-wont-help-warns-scientific-body

Mar. 2020, HBO, “Kill Chain: The Cyber War on America’s Elections” https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/kill-chain-the-cyber-war-on-americas-elections

Jan. 2020, NBC News, “‘Online and vulnerable’: Experts find nearly three dozen U.S. voting systems connected to internet” https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/elections/online-vulnerable-experts-find-nearly-three-dozen-u-s-voting-n1112436

Dec. 2019, Washington Post, “The Cybersecurity 202: Lawsuit seeks to force Pennsylvania to scrap these electronic voting machines over hacking fears” https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-cybersecurity-202/2019/12/13/the-cybersecurity-202-lawsuit-seeks-to-force-pennsylvania-to-scrap-these-electronic-voting-machines-over-hacking-fears/5df27a70602ff125ce5b2fec/

Nov. 2019, NYTimes.com, “A Pennsylvania County’s Election Day Nightmare Underscores Voting Machine Concerns” https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/30/us/politics/pennsylvania-voting-machines.html

Oct. 2019, The Hill, “Voting machines pose a greater threat to our elections than foreign agents” https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/464065-voting-machines-pose-a-greater-threat-to-our-elections-than-foreign-agents

Aug. 2019, Vice, “Exclusive: Critical U.S. Election Systems Have Been Left Exposed Online Despite Official Denials” https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kxzk9/exclusive-critical-us-election-systems-have-been-left-exposed-online-despite-official-denials

Aug. 2019, Politico, “The scramble to secure America’s voting machines” https://www.politico.com/interactives/2019/election-security-americas-voting-machines/

Feb, 2019, Stacey Abrams and Natalie Crawford call for Hand-Marked Paper Ballots in Georgia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izY0g331NXo

Jan. 22, 2019, The Inquirer, “Opinion: High-stakes voting machine decision deserves more scrutiny”:   http://www.philly.com/opinion/commentary/philadelphia-voting…

Jan. 22, 2019, The New Yorker, “How Voting-Machine Lobbyists Undermine the Democratic Process”: https://www.newyorker.com/tech/annals-of-technology/how-voting…

Jan. 18, 2019, PA.gov, “Department of State Certifies Fourth New Voting System with Paper Trail and Advanced Security”: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/State…

Jan. 15, 2019, Ellwoodcityledger.com, “Lawrence County Commissioners choose precinct scan voting system”: https://www.ellwoodcityledger.com/news…

Jan. 15, 2019, AJC.com, “Opinion: Making Ga., US election systems more secure” https://www.ajc.com/news/opinion…

Jan. 14, 2019, WHYY.org, “Philadelphia scrambles to get new voting machines”: https://whyy.org/articles/philadelphia-scrambles…

Jan. 11, 2019, Philly.com, “Federal shutdown ties up new voting machines for Montgomery County”: http://www.philly.com/politics/government-shutdown-elections…

Jan. 2, 2019, PR Newswire, “PA Dept state certifies third new voting system with paper trail and advanced security”:  https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases…

Dec. 16, 2018, Daily Times, “The Paper Chase:  Pa. starting process of moving to mandate paper trail for ballots”: https://www.delcotimes.com/news/the-paper-chase…

Dec. 13, 2018, “Montgomery County Commissioners Select New Voting System”:  https://www.montcopa.org….

Dec. 5, 2018, Philly.com, “PA lawmaker questions governor’s drive for new voting machines”:  http://www2.philly.com/politics/pennsylvania/pa-lawmaker…

Dec. 3, 2018, Pennlive.com, “Does Pa. really need new voting machines?  County commissioners question funding, timing”:   https://www.pennlive.com/politics…

Nov. 29, 2018, Philly.com, “Pennsylvania commits to new voting machines, election audit”:  http://www2.philly.com/politics/pennsylvania…

Nov. 29, 2018, NYTimes.com, “Pennsylvania Commits to New Voting Machines, Election Audits”: https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2018/11/29…

Nov. 28, 2018, Stein v. Cortes Settlement Agreement: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/jillstein/pages…

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. 25, 2018, Pennlive.com, “‘Pennsylvania elections are at risk’: Panel urge funding for new voting machines”:  https://www.pennlive.com/politics…

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/

Sep. 6, 2018, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, “New Report Identifies Steps to Secure Americans’ Votes; All U.S. Elections Should Use Paper Ballots by 2020 Presidential Election”: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews…

Aug. 23, 2018, Yahoo News, “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/…

Feb. 9, 2018, PA.gov, “Wolf Administration Directs that New Voting Systems in the Commonwealth Provide Paper Record”: https://www.media.pa.gov/Pages/State-Details.aspx?newsid=261

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