State Team Announcement (copy 01)
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Thank you for signing up for last night's conference call!
Over 400 people participated in the 45 minute long conference - and we covered a ton of ground! One of the things we promised to send you was the sign-up link for the State Teams...and here it is!
As the audit gets underway, there will be all kinds of work to be done. Are you a first time volunteer? Great! Get ready for an eye-opening experience. Are you the leader of an election integrity group? Great!! If you're interested in a leadership role in this project, please let us know and we'll get you set up. Do you have a special skill you think would be well suited for this project (researcher, data miner, election administrator, attorney....the list goes on and on...)? Please let us know! Our goal is simple - we want to help connect people and then get busy! Don't worry if several days go by before you hear anything from us on the State Groups - we will be in touch!If you missed the call, here's a basic summary: 1. Last call...we're going to livestreamI announced that last night was our LAST online call (at least for the foreseeable future). Moving forward, we're going to livestream our messages, likely using Facebook Live. It's more interactive and it's automatically recorded (side note: last night's call was not recorded...again....same thing happened in last month's call...so, lesson offically learned, we're moving to livestream)2. Election Crimes Database UpdateWe've pulled together a list of nearly 11,000 prosecutions of election crimes. To the best of our knowledge, it's the most comprehensive dataset currently available. An older version is posted on the TTV website, but in the next few weeks, we're going to post an updated version that'll be easier to digest.3. Forensic Audit UpdateThe audit is coming together, slowly but surely. We're working with state voter registries, scores of independent databases, and results from over 3000 FOIAs. It's a big, big, big lift - made more challenging by the fact that we're still raising the funding to make all this possible. I'd originally forecasted a late Spring completion, but that's not realistically going to happen. Our new ETA is sometime this summer...but that depends on data access and funding being steadily available. What we're doing has never been done before. It's going to take time, but it's time well spent. We'll continue to keep you posted. 4. 5 Initiatives, 4 Years On the call, we reviewed 5 initiatives we want to champion over the next four years. And they are...Forensic Audit with Targeted InvestigationsConducting a scientifically structured forensic audit to document election fraud and process deficiencies in the 2016 Election. We hope to release this data by late spring. American Voter ID Program Advocating for an American Voter ID program; one that supports the necessary balance between
national election security,
state electoral sovereignty, and individual liberty.Enhanced Election TechnologiesHelping evaluate advancing electoral technologies and processes Dynamic Voter Registration VerificationProposing standardized methodologies all states can use to securely resolve identity, residency, and citizenship for every new voter registration.Citizen Engagement Empowering citizens to address necessary changes in election processes and laws at both federal and state levels.
5. And last but not least....We reiterated the importance of signing up for your state team (see above) and talked about planning for a leadership event sometime this summer and a summit this fall, in Detroit. We're still working through the questions from last night and will publish the list, with answers, as soon as we get it pulled together.There's a lot of work to be done....but by working together, we really can True the Vote. Onward!The True the Vote Team