Lincoln Shorts Episode 25: Kim Wyman, Trusted Sources of Information and Avoiding Misinformation

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State speaks with Sean on trusted sources of information and avoiding misinformation. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Kim Wyman, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 24: Kim Wyman, What Should the Voter Do if the polling place is congested

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State speaks with Sean on what should the voter do if the polling place is congested? More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Kim Wyman, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 23: Kim Wyman, What Should the Voter Do if they registered absentee and decide to vote in-person

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State speaks with Sean on what should the voter do if they registered absentee and decide to vote in-person? More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Kim Wyman, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 22: Kim Wyman, What Should the Voter Do if someone asks for your ballot

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State speaks with Sean on What Should the Voter Do if someone asks for your ballot? More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Kim Wyman, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 21: Kim Wyman, Recent reforms to improve the integrity of the ballot delivery and collection process

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State speaks with Sean on recent reforms to improve the integrity of the ballot delivery and collection process. We go into some details on the benefits of their digital voter registration system such as inline verification of a new voter’s identity and reducing the options for voter fraud. More information
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 20: Kim Wyman, Washington state’s history with voting by mail

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Kim Wyman, Washington Secretary of State speaks with Sean on Washington state’s history and experience with voting by mail. We discuss what safeguards are in place to prevent fraud and other problems with voting by mail. We get into a bit more on the ballot certification period. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors:
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 19: Matt Dunlap, What Should the Voter Do if they registered absentee and decide to vote in-person

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Matt Dunlap, Maine Secretary of State discusses with Sean on what the voter should do if they registered absentee and decide to vote in-person? Maine has a new online absentee ballot tracking system that allows voters to verify if their ballot was received and accepted by the election office. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 18: Matt Dunlap, What Should the Voter Do if the polling place is congested

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Matt Dunlap, Maine Secretary of State discusses with Sean on what the voter should do if the polling place is congested? More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Matt Dunlap, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 16: Matt Dunlap, What Should the Voter Do if someone asks for your ballot

October 16, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Matt Dunlap, Maine Secretary of State discusses with Sean on what the voter should do if someone asks for your ballot? More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Matt Dunlap, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Avoiding the 1876 Scenario in November

October 8, 2020 | Garrett Johnson

By Garrett Johnson With five weeks to go, Americans from all walks of life and the different sides of the political spectrum should think ahead and prepare to do their part to help the country avoid an 1876 scenario. In 1876, the presidential election reopened the nation’s still healing wounds from the Civil War. The nation
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Potential Election Crisis Looms in November

October 8, 2020 | Sean Roberts

By Sean Roberts Viewers who watched the final moments of last week’s presidential debate got a glimpse of the potential crisis facing the United States in November. President Trump sharply criticized expanded voting-by-mail, warned that it will result in widespread fraud and mistakes, and committed to challenging results he deemed unfair. Former Vice President Joe
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 15: Aaron Ockerman, What Should the Voter Do if someone has voted in my place

October 7, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Aaron Ockerman, Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Election Officials talks to Sean on What Should the Voter Do if someone has voted in my place? We discuss voter identification, provisional ballots, adjudication, and election results. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Aaron Ockerman, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 12: Larry Norden, How can funding be used in this last month before the election

October 7, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Larry Norden, Director of Election Reform Program at the Brennan Center discusses with Sean what election officials can spend additional funds on in this last month before the election. We touch on the impact of expanding vote by mail, in-person PPE, physical security, and local election communication campaigns. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 11: Larry Norden, What Should the Voter Do if they are concerned about their absentee ballot being counted and want to vote in-person

October 7, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Larry Norden, Director of Election Reform Program at the Brennan Center discusses with Sean on what the voter should do if they are concerned about their absentee ballot being counted and want to vote in-person. We review various ways to track your absentee ballot, using a voting drop box, and how a provisional ballot could
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 10: Larry Norden, What Should the Voter Do if the polling place is congested

October 7, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Larry Norden, Director of Election Reform Program at the Brennan Center discusses with Sean on what the voter should do if you arrive at a polling place and there is a long line. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Larry Norden, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 7: Bilenda Harris-Ritter, What Should the Voter Do if someone has voted in my place

September 29, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Bilenda Harris-Ritter, Arkansas State Board Election Commissioner, speaks with Sean on what should the voter do if when I go to vote in person and someone else has already voted in my place. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Bilenda Harris-Ritter, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 6: Bilenda Harris-Ritter, What Should the Voter Do if someone asks for your ballot

September 29, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Bilenda Harris-Ritter, Arkansas State Board Election Commissioner, speaks with Sean on what should the voter do if someone comes to my door and asks for my ballot. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Bilenda Harris-Ritter, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 5: Bilenda Harris-Ritter, What Should the Voter Do if the voting center is congested

September 29, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Bilenda Harris-Ritter, Arkansas State Board Election Commissioner, speaks with Sean on what should the voter do if you arrive at a voting center and there is a huge line. More information on the subject: https://lincolnpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/VoteByMailPaper_HiRes-3.pdf https://lincolnpolicy.org/tag/election-security/ contributors: Bilenda Harris-Ritter, Sean Roberts https://www.facebook.com/pg/joinlincoln/videos/ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6YY9V_lm612BovC8QtL4cpPPd85bJpUc https://lincolnshorts.simplecast.com 
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Lincoln Shorts Episode 3: Ginny Badanes, Focus on the Voter and the Los Angeles’ Voting Solutions for All People

September 2, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Ginny Badanes, Director of Strategic Projects, from Microsoft’s Defending Democracy program joins Sean to discuss a one of kind and very large municipal run and operated election system developed by Los Angeles RR/CC called Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP). They have successes and setbacks. Being owned and operated by the county, the effort has
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Solutions for Fighting Voting Fraud

August 7, 2020 | Sean Roberts

Election oversight is critical bulwark protecting the republic from election crimes Publicly elected officers wield power over decision making. The temptation to cheat, lie, and steal to get into public office is too great for some. Strong election oversight is a requirement for a society governed by the rule of law.  We have many historical
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Americans’ Inexperience with Voting By Mail Creates Risks

July 6, 2020 | Dan Lips

States should expand absentee balloting but prevent ballot harvesting  Forty-six states and the District of Columbia will allow all voters to cast their ballots by mail in November’s election. But a recent analysis from the Pew Research Center shows that most American have not voted by mail–increasing the risk that ballot harvesting will affect election
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Voting-by-Mail Shows Why Real Bipartisan Postal Reform is Necessary

June 25, 2020 | Dan Lips

In January 2017, former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson designated election infrastructure to be critical infrastructure. At the time, he was focused on preventing cyber threats from disrupting the electoral process. But three years later, the most critical infrastructure for holding the 2020 election may be one of the nation’s oldest institutions: the U.S. Postal Service.
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Boost state government cyber defenses by streamlining federal rules

April 28, 2020 | Dan Lips

Harmonizing cybersecurity regulations imposed on state governments was a good idea before the pandemic. Now, it should be a top priority to help states address current challenges and defend the 2020 election. State governments are facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19 pandemic. While saving lives and addressing urgent public health needs remains the focus, state
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Bipartisan Leadership Needed to Prepare for the November Election

April 6, 2020 | Dan Lips

Since 2016, national leaders have worked to prepare for the 2020 election—anticipating foreign adversaries again working to use cyber operations to influence and interfere with the democratic process. But no one predicted the challenges posed by the Coronavirus outbreak. Holding a presidential election during a pandemic could test the nation’s current capacity for self-government. Government
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Vote by Mail is a solution not without risks

April 1, 2020 | Sean Roberts

A Vote by Mail election is a solution not without risks. Various US Congressional bills over the past couple of months have  proposed permanently making Vote by Mail and other elections provisions the law of the land. While Vote by Mail could be a good solution for the social distancing issues brought on by the
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Preparing for November’s election must be a national priority

March 31, 2020 | Dan Lips

This post was co-authored by Senior Internet Security Engineer, Sean Roberts. The coronavirus pandemic is testing our nation’s resolve and already disrupting our way of life. But we can’t afford to let it disrupt the November election. Six states have already postponed their primaries. More will likely follow in the weeks and months ahead. Read the rest
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