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Citizens Oversight OPPOSES AB-840, the bill to gut CA election audits

Citizens Oversight (2017-08-31) Ray Lutz

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* Link to the Bill as amended: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201720180AB840


ACTION REQUEST

ALERT ALERT ALERT ALERT

Our legislature secretly amended AB-840, which was originally an innocuous bill cleaning up some language, to include a MAJOR CHANGE to election audits in California. They propose that the audits include ONLY the Early VBM and Polls ballots, while omitting the later VBM and provisional ballots. In other words, to make the violations by Michael Vu become legal. I am attaching my somewhat lengthy document which includes recommended changes.

For background, see the Election Audit Lawsuit, for detailed information about our lawsuit against Michael Vu, who omitted 285,000 ballots from the 2016 Primary audit process, about 40% of those cast. If this bill is signed into law, this practice will become standard throughout the state, opening up opportunities for election hacking because hackers will know which ballots will never be audited -- the last 40%.

UPDATE:
  • This bill was passed by both the Assembly and the Senate, and as of this writing, it is waiting for the signature of Gov. Brown.

I suggest you immediately send an email like this:
TO: Lori.Barber@asm.ca.gov
SUBJ: OPPOSE AB-840
To: Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting
c/o: Lori Barber
Email: Lori.Barber@asm.ca.gov
RE: OPPOSE Assembly Bill AB-840

I STRONGLY OPPOSE AB-840 which will gut the election audits in California an open them up to hacking. Please do not pass this bill! These changes will effectively exclude 40% to 70% of ballots cast from the audit process. This undermines election confidence at a time when voters need to be reassured.

Sincerely,
Your name

Also, take the following action:
  1. Call Assembly Elections Committee Chair Marc Berman (916)319-2024
  2. Email Committee Secretary Lori.Barber@asm.ca.gov -- (see suggestion above) TELL THEM TO RECALL AB 840 DUE TO RADICAL AMENDMENT MADE 8/24 !
  3. Same message to Assembly Elections Committee if you are constituents: (Contact info: http://aelc.assembly.ca.gov/membersstaff)
    • Marc Berman (Chair): (916) 319-2024
    • Mathew Harper (Vice Chair): (916) 319-2074
    • Ian C. Calderon: (916) 319-2057
    • Evan Low: (916) 319-2028
    • Kevin Mullin: (916) 319-2022
    • Jim Patterson: (916) 319-2023
    • Shirley Weber: (916) 319-2079
  4. Call AB 840 original authors - pull the bill from the Senate floor!
    • ​Bill Quirk (D-20): (916) 319-2020
    • ​Jay Obernolte (R- 33): (916) 319-2033
    • ​Lorena Gonzales Fletcher (D-80): (916) 319-2080
  5. Write your state Senator: NO on AB 840
  6. Write to Gov. Brown

THANKS!

Press Release

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Official Comments FIled with Assembly Committee On Aug 24 Revision

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Official Comments FIled with Assembly Committee On Sept 7 Revision

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  • ex59-p105.pdf: Letter from CACEO that shows they admit the current law DOES require VBM and Provisionals to be included.

Letter sent to Gov. Brown to request that he not sign the bill

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Title Citizens Oversight OPPOSES AB-840, the bill to gut CA election audits
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COPS_Comment_opposing_AB-840_2017-09-07_version.pdfpdf COPS_Comment_opposing_AB-840_2017-09-07_version.pdf manage 314.3 K 2017-09-11 - 13:57 Raymond Lutz Letter to Assembly Committee opposing Sept 7 revision of AB-840
COPS_Comment_opposing_AB-840_to_GOV_BROWN.pdfpdf COPS_Comment_opposing_AB-840_to_GOV_BROWN.pdf manage 308.8 K 2017-09-19 - 18:18 Raymond Lutz Letter To Governor Brown
COPS_Commneto_on_AB-840_to_stop_undermining_1_percent_manual_tally.pdfpdf COPS_Commneto_on_AB-840_to_stop_undermining_1_percent_manual_tally.pdf manage 369.0 K 2017-08-31 - 20:25 Raymond Lutz Press Release on the issue
COPS_Opposes_AB-840,_the_bill_to_gut_CA_election_audits.pdfpdf COPS_Opposes_AB-840,_the_bill_to_gut_CA_election_audits.pdf manage 298.1 K 2017-08-31 - 20:30 Raymond Lutz Press Release -- COPS Opposes AB-840, the bill to gut CA election audits
ex59-p105.pdfpdf ex59-p105.pdf manage 203.9 K 2017-09-11 - 14:03 Raymond Lutz Letter from CACEO that shows they admit the current law DOES require VBM and Provisionals to be included.
Topic revision: r7 - 2017-09-23, RaymondLutz
 

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