To: U.S. Senators and Members of Congress

Support the Secure Elections Act: Paper ballot back-up to preserve valid elections

Support the Secure Elections Act: Paper ballot back-up to preserve valid elections

We petition Congress to pass the "Secure Elections Act" providing individual states with the resources to keep paper records of all voter rolls and to create paper records for all ballots cast in every election to prevent the hacking of our elections.

Why is this important?

Our election process is threatened by our election records not being backed up with paper ballots. Our digital ballots could potentially be hacked leaving our system vulnerable. History has shown us election outcomes coming under question leads to Black voter freedom being attacked and restricted. When Trump distracted from questions about his election he did so by accusing Black communities of voter fraud and launching a commission designed to substantiate his lie and restrict Black people's freedom to vote.

The "Secure Elections Act" has been introduced by a bipartisan group of Senators led by Republican Senator James Lankford, and Democratic Senator Kamala Harris. It will provide states with the funding they need to make sure ballots have paper records that can't be hacked and we are able to be audit our elections. With this legislation, we will make sure that our election results are legitimate and Black voters are more secure in their freedom to vote.

To ensure the validity of our elections, we need to safeguard the ballot by having paper records for elections. Without this, we will have widespread doubts about the validity of any election we hold, and history has shown that Black voter freedom will be targeted for restriction. As Congressional testimonies have shown the government has done nothing to secure our elections. While we ignore the common sense calls to move to paper ballots states like Arkansas are passing updated voter ID laws.

Instead of working to push the lie that we need to Voter ID laws aimed at Black voters, we need to pass legislation aimed at the actual threat to our elections. The Secure Elections Act is the bare minimum we could do if we want to make sure our elections are secure against actual fraud. Donald Trump has done absolutely nothing to make Americans feel more secure about their elections instead he has been pushing a narrative to throw them further in doubt, it is time for the Senate to act. Black people understand the importance of free and fair elections as we are still fighting to have our freedom to vote fully recognized. Tell the Senate to pass the "Secure Elections Act" to safeguard the ballot we are still fighting for.

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Reasons for signing

  • Look to Ct. for a great system- voter fills out their form in a private booth, is given a folder for privacy, inserts their ballot into a reader and the ballot is saved in a stack under the machine. There are now two records, one electronic and one on paper. The machine reads only one side so that sneaking in two ballots would be caught immediately. I haven't figured out how it could be beaten yet.
  • Secure election increase the fulfillment of the democratic process.
  • Because this is a must to secure!

Updates

2018-03-14 17:30:30 -0700

20,000 signatures reached

2018-03-14 11:34:23 -0700

10,000 signatures reached

2018-03-14 10:47:48 -0700

5,000 signatures reached

2018-03-12 13:39:12 -0700

1,000 signatures reached

2018-03-10 04:06:13 -0800

500 signatures reached

2018-03-09 12:52:52 -0800

100 signatures reached

2018-03-04 05:37:42 -0800

50 signatures reached

2018-02-20 21:35:51 -0800

25 signatures reached

2018-02-16 14:40:26 -0800

10 signatures reached