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Data Integrity as a Method for Preserving Democracy

Watch Executive Director David Becker and data guru Jeff Jonas present the keynote at this year's IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. Conference.

Executive Director David Becker on the Security of the 2018 Midterms

While the White House continues to send mixed messages on what happened in the 2016 elections, the intelligence community and bipartisan committees in Congress have made one fact clear: Russia attacked our election and continues to target our elections today. But a lot has changed since 2016. Thanks to the efforts of election officials around the country, the 2018 midterms will be the most secure elections we’ve ever held.... Click to Continue Reading

Election Hacks: Sorting Fact from Fiction

For the past year, the American electorate has been subjected to breathless headlines about the vulnerabilities of election technology. Some have even implied the 2016 election was hacked, and that all Americans should be afraid-very afraid-of future hacks.

4 things to know about Trump's voter fraud claims, according to the expert behind a Pew study his staff cites

President Trump's call Wednesday morning for a "major investigation" into what he described as voter fraud was paired with a vow to potentially "strengthen up voting procedures."

The Cyber 202

The Washington Post, Sept. 21, 2018

Can Georgia’s electronic voting machines be trusted?

The Atlantic Journal-Constitution, Sept. 21, 2018

Collier, Lee officials increase cybersecurity ahead of midterm elections

Naples Daily News, Sept. 21, 2018

Report finds states have improved cybersecurity for voter registration data

The Hill, Sept. 20, 2018

Voter registration database security gets mixed review

Politico, Sept. 20, 2018

Colorado Elections Brass Practice For A Hypothetical ‘Worst Election Day’

CPR, Sept. 6, 2018

Is threat of election hacking real or imagined? Florida primary may bring answers.

Miami Herald, Aug. 27, 2018

Harris County May Have Violated Federal Election Law, Expert Says

Texas Monthly, Aug. 24, 2018

Outside Firm Finds Elections ‘Risk’ In Vermont, But Condos Says State Is Prepared

VPR, Aug. 13, 2018

Why US elections remain ‘dangerously vulnerable’ to cyber-attacks

The Guardian, Aug. 13, 2018

Smartphones or pen and paper? Cybersecurity experts split on tech in voting

NBC News, Aug. 10, 2018

Protecting our elections from Russian hackers; steps you can take

Scripps Local Media, Aug. 7, 2018

Securing Election Infrastructure Against Foreign Interference

NPR, Aug. 4, 2018

N.J. sought more money to protect voting machines from hackers. Republicans in Congress said no., Aug. 4, 2018

Russian Threat ‘Is Real,’ Trump Officials Say, Vowing to Protect U.S. Elections

The New York Times, Aug. 3, 2018

After Anchorage success, state considers whether Alaska is ready for elections by mail

Juneau Empire, Apr. 8, 2018

A rare bipartisan effort in Congress would help states fight hackers ahead of the 2018 midterms

Business Insider, Mar. 22, 2018

U.S. Senators: Nation’s Election System Still at Risk

Government Technology, Mar. 21, 2018

US election systems need stronger defenses against cyberattacks, senators warn

The Virginian-Pilot, Mar. 20, 2018

Russia’s sights are set on U.S. elections. Can states secure their voting systems in time?

PBS News Hour, Feb. 28, 2018

Election Chiefs ‘Straddle The Line Between Sounding The Alarm And Being Alarmist’

NPR, Feb. 19, 2018

State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

Boston Globe, Feb. 19, 2018

Trump refuses to release documents to Maine secretary of state despite judge’s order

Portland Press Herald, Jan. 6, 2018

Booker: Trump’s now-disbanded voter fraud panel was ‘based on a lie’, Jan. 5, 2018

Trump’s New Plan To Uncover Voter Fraud Is Just As Alarming As His Old Plan

Huffington Post, Jan. 4, 2018

Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Is Gone, But Scrutiny Will Continue

ProPublica, Jan. 4, 2018

Trump Closes Voter Fraud Panel That Bickered More Than It Revealed

The New York Times, Jan. 4, 2018

Sean Spicer may hold key to future of N.J. Trump voter intimidation case, Dec. 1, 2017

Culling Voter Rolls: Battling Over Who Even Gets to Go to the Polls

The New York Times, Nov. 25, 2017

Russian hackers only got as far as Alaska’s public elections website

The Midnight Sun, Nov. 15, 2017

Maine secretary of state, a member of Trump voting commission, sues panel for information about its work

Press Herald, Nov. 9, 2017

Securing the vote: How ‘paper’ can protect US elections from foreign invaders

The Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 7, 2017

Securing the vote: Could Henny Nelson, age 131, help Russia rig an election?

The Christian Science Monitor, Nov. 3, 2017

The Voter Fraud Commission Wants Your Data — But Experts Say They Can’t Keep It Safe

ProPublica, Oct. 23, 2017


Conflict Mounts Inside Voting Fraud Commission in the Wake of Child Porn Arrest

ProPublica, Oct. 17, 2017

12 white men — and no minorities — to testify at Trump voter commission meeting

CNN, Sept. 12, 2017

Background Checks for Voting Get Floated at Trump Election Commission Meeting

Mother Jones, Sep. 12, 2017

Election Integrity Commission members accuse New Hampshire voters of fraud

The Washington Post, Sept. 8, 2017

Here is N.J.’s latest response to Trump voter fraud commission, Aug. 28, 2017

Trump election fraud commission presses Maine, other states for voter details

Press Herald, July 27, 2017

Trump directs panel to tackle voter ‘fraud’ during commission’s first session

USA Today, July 19, 2017

How Trump’s DOJ Will Try to Purge Voter Rolls

Slate, July 11, 2017

Advocates Worry Trump Administration Wants To Revamp Motor Voter Law

NPR, July 8, 2017

Why Trump’s quest to find elusive evidence of voter fraud has united defiant red and blue states

CBC News, July 7, 2017

The Controversy Over The ‘Motor Voter’ Law

NPR Morning Edition, July 7, 2017

Election Experts See Flaws in Trump Voter Commission’s Plan to Smoke Out Fraud

ProPublica, July 6, 2017

What’s at stake in Trump commission’s request for voter data that N.J. just rejected, July 6, 2017

What the federal government can get from your voter file

CNN, July 6, 2017

Trump questions why some states won’t comply with ‘voter fraud panel’ requests

ABC News, July 1, 2017

Increasing Voter Turnout for 2018 and Beyond

The New York Times, June 13, 2017

David Becker’s Keynote at the 2017 Future of California Elections Conference

March 9, 2017

Promoting Voter Trust and Confidence in Elections

Panel at the National Association of Secretaries of State 2017 Winter Meeting, Washington, DC, February 17, 2017

Trump’s voter fraud claims are absurd, another analysis shows

VICE News, February 10, 2017

Chaos at the White House

FiveThirtyEight Politics podcast, January 30, 2017

David Becker interview on the Guy Gordon Show

WJR Detroit, January 26, 2017

“No hay ningún indicio de fraude electoral”, dice el autor del informe que cita como prueba Trump

Univision, January 26, 2017

David Becker interview on The Drive with Steve Jaxon

KSRO, January 26, 2017

Voter fraud explained: Here’s what you need know

CNN, January 26, 2017

David Becker interview on the Chad Hartman Show

WCCO CBS Minnesota, January 25, 2017

4 things to know about Trump’s voter fraud claims

The Washington Post, January 25, 2017

After His Claim of Voter Fraud, Trump Vows ‘Major Investigation’

The New York Times, January 25, 2017

Trump seeks investigation into baseless claims of voter fraud, January 25, 2017

Despite Criticism Of Claims, Trump Seeks Investigation Into Voter Fraud

National Public Radio, January 25, 2017

David Becker interview on The Situation Room

CNN, January 25, 2017

Press Secretary Affirms that Trump Believes Lie of Millions of Illegal Voters

The New York Times, January 24, 2017

Pew study author: ‘Zero evidence of fraud’ in 2016 election

The Hill, January 24, 2017

David Becker interview on AC360

CNN, January 24, 2017

New Election Cyberprotections Cause Confusion and Concern

Governing, January 17, 2017

Amid An Assault On Voting Rights, Here’s Where Advocates See Some Hope

HuffPost, June 9, 2017

Trump’s Commission on ‘Election Integrity’ Will Lead to Massive Voter Suppression

The Nation, May 11, 2017

Whatever Happened To Trump’s Voter Fraud Investigation?

Fast Company, Apr. 26, 2017

Why Republicans Can’t Find the Big Voter Fraud Conspiracy

Politico Magazine, Apr. 2, 2017