Jill Stein wins another court victory for election integrity

More great news! We just got a court decision in Wisconsin that we can proceed with a groundbreaking examination of voting machine software, without a gag rule that voting machine corporations had sought. They had hoped to prevent us from making any public disclosure about what we discover.

This is a critical victory for everyone concerned with the integrity of our elections, and we accomplished it together. Please help build the momentum for elections we can trust by sharing this great news on Facebook and Twitter!

This decision is a huge win for voters everywhere, and for the common-sense principle that the accuracy and reliability of our voting system is more important than shielding corporations from scrutiny.

The only reason for voting machine corporations to push for a gag rule was to prevent us from revealing any problems with their machines, which would threaten their ability to keep profiting off our elections. It’s outrageous that we had to go to court to argue that the integrity of our elections is more important than protecting corporations.

When we launched the 2016 recount with the support of over 161,000 people, we knew it wasn’t just a single election people were worried about, but the whole system. Over and over, we heard the concern that the computers and technology that were supposed to make our elections modern and reliable had instead made them more vulnerable.

So when the recount in Wisconsin made it possible to examine voting machine software, we jumped at the rare opportunity to look inside the voting machines to see if they deserve the immense trust we’re told to put in them.

Wisconsin law allows us to conduct a groundbreaking state-wide examination of the voting machine “source code” – a crucial piece of voting machine software that controls the actual counting and tallying of the votes. This decision allows us to start preparing for the first-ever independent post-election examination of voting machine source code.

This is the latest in a series of victories for election integrity resulting from the 2016 recount effort, including our recent settlement with the state of Pennsylvania to replace easily-hacked paperless voting machines with paper ballots and institute automatic vote audits.

This precedent raises the bar for election integrity across the country, and adds to previous victories in Michigan and Wisconsin after the recount identified voting machine failures, leading to the replacement of faulty machines.

We look forward to continuing the fight together for elections we can trust, that are accurate, secure and just, and free from Jim Crow voter suppression.

Thank you to everyone who has supported the work so far. We couldn’t have won this huge victory without you!

It’s in our hands,
Jill Stein

PS. For more information, check out our website VotingJustice.us, which brings together critical information and resources about the ongoing work of the recount effort, as well as the broader movement for election protection and voting justice.

10 thoughts on “Jill Stein wins another court victory for election integrity

  1. SocraticGadfly

    On Twitter, I’ve asked Charles Davis to do a follow-up on his takedown of Stein from last May in the Daily Beast. I halfway agreed with it on transparency issues, but ultimately still saw it as a takedown.

    He got all huffy. Probably won’t happen.

  2. Krzysztof Lesiak

    Since this is a Green Party post, I think the Greens need to start lobbying Tulsi Gabbard now to seek their nomination. A joint Gabbard / Cynthia McKinney ticket would be on hell of a ride. Gabbard has no chance to win any Democratic primaries, best case scenario she might win a caucus here or there in Maine, Alaska or Hawaii or something like that. Only Democratic candidate worth voting for this cycle, unless Lyndon LaRouche runs again, he’s closing in on being a centenerian though, so I’m not sure he’s in the best health to undertake a 20th (or something like that) presidential campaign.

    In all seriousness, Tulsi Train all the way.

    “Tulsi Gabbard (/?t?lsi ??æb?rd/; born April 12, 1981) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district since 2013. A member of the Democratic Party, she was a Vice Chair of the Democratic National Committee until February 28, 2016, when she resigned to endorse Senator Bernie Sanders for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. Elected in 2012, she is the first Samoan American member and the first Hindu member of the United States Congress.

    Gabbard served in a field medical unit of the Hawaii Army National Guard in a combat zone in Iraq from 2004 to 2005 and was later deployed to Kuwait. She previously served in the Hawaii House of Representatives from 2002 to 2004. When she was elected to the Hawaii House of Representatives at age 21, Gabbard was the youngest woman to be elected to a U.S. state legislature. She supports abortion rights, opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has called for a restoration of the Glass–Steagall Act and changed her stance to support same-sex marriage in 2012. She is critical of aspects of U.S. foreign policy regarding Iraq, Libya and Syria. She opposes removing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad from power.

    On January 11, 2019, Gabbard announced her campaign to seek the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020.” – Wiki, not like IPR political junkies didn’t know that already, but still, this is exciting news. She’s easily the best Dem candidate since Gravel/Kucinich – what I mean by that is that she’s the ONLY good Dem presidential candidate since Gravel/Kucinich.

  3. paulie

    Sam Coppinger wrote: “As you may know, Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) announced her candidacy for President today. Many libertarians have a peculiar fondness for her, likely because she’s anti-war, and pretty (looots of incel libertarians).

    I feel obliged to inform whoever sees this that she is also a raging homophobe, a dictator apologist and mouthpiece, an anti-immigrant xenophobe, a theocratic Hindu nationalist, and a leftwing economic populist, among other negative things.

    It took an ALARMINGLY short time to turn a LITERAL Nazi supporter of hers in the replies to her announcement. Does this guy represent all of her supporters? Of course not. But it’s no coincidence that there are people like this supporting her.

    Do not support Tulsi Gabbard for 2020. She is not ally to liberty in any worthwhile sense. We don’t need a leftwing, pretty Trump.”

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