Stein appears in Philadelphia to challenge voting machines

Stein appears in Philadelphia to challenge voting machines

Former presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein traveled to Philadelphia Wednesday to appear before a federal judge, seeking enforcement of the 2018 settlement that would supposedly change the way votes were counted in Pennsylvania and otherwise.
 
Stein was lead plaintiff in the 2016 Stein v Cortes case, seeking remedy and recount over the 2016 presidential election. The settlement two years later created new guidelines for machines, notably that they must be verifiable, auditable, and have paper ballots. 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Draw the Lines awards district map contest winners

Draw the Lines awards district map contest winners

Draw the Lines celebrated regional and statewide winners of their annual redistricting contest Tuesday in the State Capitol. Regular citizens from students to professionals took their shots at redrawing the congressional boundaries in the Keystone state to “slay the gerrymander.”
 
This is the second year the non-profit watchdog group has offered cash prizes to redraw the maligned congressional map in Pennsylvania. $30,000 was distributed for winners in regional and state competitions at the high school, collegiate, and adult levels.
Monday, September 30, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: News and Views
City Controller releases report on voting machines procurement process

City Controller releases report on voting machines procurement process

Philadelphia City Controller Rebecca Rhynhart (D) announced Wednesday her investigation into the city’s procurement process for new voting machines found the deal was completed too hastily, opaquely, and without much regard for new procedures. However, the contract will move forward and the vendor has been paid. 

Rhynhart’s office began investigating the matter in January after citizens complained about the process to select new voting machines following a state mandate. Election Systems and Software won the $29 million contract in the spring and kept the deal despite the city’s findings in August that levied a record $2.9 million fine for undisclosed lobbying. 
Wednesday, September 25, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

This week legislators were gearing up for a debate about Sunday hunting during next week's session,  Pennsylvania voters will now be able to submit absentee ballots via their home computers and lawmakers were at odds over whether or not to change the way alcohol is priced by the PLCB.

Thursday, September 12, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DOS defends voting machine re-examination after advocates raise security concerns

DOS defends voting machine re-examination after advocates raise security concerns

The Pennsylvania Department of State is doubling down on its re-examination of a voting machine that election security advocates say is vulnerable to tampering. 

The department recently conducted a re-examination of the ES&S ExpressVote XL, a touch-screen voting machine that produces a voter-verifiable paper record, after three election security advocacy groups petitioned the state to take another look at what they labeled as “deficiencies” in the machine.
Thursday, September 5, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
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