8% of the Vote in Illinois is Never Audited

8% of the Vote in Illinois is Never Audited

“NO REQUIRED PROCEDURES” by Editor, DefendtheVote.com (Sep. 7, 2016) — How do you vote?  Does it matter?  Does each method of voting provide the same level of security for your vote? In Illinois, the answer is no. There are different ways each type of ballot is audited for accuracy in Illinois – and in the […]

Critical Flaws in Election Security Confirmed by Dominion Voting Executive

Critical Flaws in Election Security Confirmed by Dominion Voting Executive

WHO IS GIVEN “ACCESS TO THE DATA?” by Sharon Meroni, DefendtheVote.com (Sep. 1, 2016) — On Friday, August 26th, during a meeting at the Illinois State Board of Elections, the Vice President of Engineering for Dominion Voting, Dr. Eric Coomer*, was asked if it was possible to bypass election systems software and go directly to […]

Two Articles on the Same Eligibility Challenges Tell a Different Story

Two Articles on the Same Eligibility Challenges Tell a Different Story

DO ELECTION BOARDS, COURTS, ATTORNEYS AND CASE LAW SPEAK FOR THE FRAMERS? by Sharon Rondeau (Feb. 3, 2016) — On Wednesday, both NPR and the Huffington Post reported that ballot challenges filed by two Illinois residents claiming that presidential candidates Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are not eligible to seek the office because they are […]

Update on Complaints Against Illinois State Board of Elections

Update on Complaints Against Illinois State Board of Elections

VOTING SYSTEMS CHALLENGED, MOST OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED by DefendtheVote, ©2015 (Jun. 9, 2015) — At the end of May, the Illinois State Board of Elections met with Defend the Vote in a formal mediation process in an attempt to resolve Defend the Vote’s two HAVA (Help America Vote Act) complaints. Defend the Vote fully achieved one […]

Dominion (Sequoia) Continues to Profit from Uncertified Voting Equipment in Illinois

Dominion (Sequoia) Continues to Profit from Uncertified Voting Equipment in Illinois

“ILL-ADVISED DECISIONS” by DefendtheVote, ©2015 (May 1, 2015) — It might not surprise Chicago and Suburban Cook County voters to learn the Dominion/Sequoia WinEds system, comprised of the electronic voting machine called the Edge2Plus (AVC Edge) and the 400c central counting machine, failed to pass the error testing rate as mandated by HAVA (Help America Vote Act). More complaints […]

Chicago Board of Elections Discriminates Against GOP Minority Election Judges pb

Chicago Board of Elections Discriminates Against GOP Minority Election Judges pb

“WORKING AGAINST ILLINOIS LAWS” by DefendtheVote.com (Apr. 7, 2015) — According to Illinois election laws, every polling place must have a 1:2 or a 2:3 ratio of election judges from the two dominant political parties. The dominant party receives the majority of election judge placements in these ratios. The number of judges in the ratio varies […]

Electronic Voting Update: Introducing Legal Counsel for Our HAVA Complaints

Electronic Voting Update:  Introducing Legal Counsel for Our HAVA Complaints

NON-PROFIT GROUP SEEKS TO CORRECT DEFECTS IN VOTING PROCEDURES IN COOK COUNTY, CHICAGO, GREATER ILLINOIS by Sharon Meroni, Executive Director, DefendtheVote.com (Feb. 9, 2015) — Defend the Vote is enthused to introduce our legal counsel for the HAVA complaints that are currently pending before the Illinois State Board of Elections.  Robert E. Lehrer is a distinguished civil rights […]

Protecting the Early Vote in Chicago – Updates!

Protecting the Early Vote in Chicago – Updates!

“NO VERIFIED CHAIN OF CUSTODY” by Sharon Meroni, DefendtheVote (Nov. 7, 2014) — Good Day! I thought you might appreciate an update on the securing of the early voting scrolls in Chicago – Read below. This is a follow-up on what happened at the Board meetings on Tuesday, October 21st. Recap: In 2013, Defend the Vote conducted a […]

Defend the Vote Files HAVA Complaint Against the Voting Machines in Chicago and Cook County

Defend the Vote Files HAVA Complaint Against the Voting Machines in Chicago and Cook County

WILL VOTE-FLIPPING REAPPEAR IN NEXT MONTH’S ELECTIONS? by DefendtheVote.com, ©2014 (Oct. 23, 2014) — Defend the Vote – via Sharon Meroni- filled a HAVA complaint against the Dominion/Sequoia electronic voting machines currently under fire in Suburban Cook County (Illinois) for switching votes from the Republicans to the Democrats.  We filed two complaints on August 22nd, […]

Defend the Vote Victory for Illinois

Defend the Vote Victory for Illinois

A “HUGE RED ALERT” from Defend the Vote, ©2014 (May 8, 2014) — I apologize if my last article was over complicated or confusing.  Communicating details about election security can be challenging – the balance between detail and overview not always easy to juggle.  This article (Illinois Law Disenfranchises Thousands of Votes) was based around the […]

Illinois Disenfranchises Thousands of Votes‏

Illinois Disenfranchises Thousands of Votes‏

“FRAUDULENTLY AUTHENTICATED” by Sharon Meroni, Defend the Vote, ©2014 (Apr. 30, 2014) — Defend the Vote filed comments to the proposed provisional voting rules currently going through the legislative process for confirmation from JCAR (Joint Committee on Administrative Rules). This process requires the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE) to respond to Defend the Vote’s comments. Then, […]

The Disaster About to Happen In Illinois Elections‏

The Disaster About to Happen In Illinois Elections‏

WHAT IS THE STATE ELECTION BOARD DOING TO THE SACRED VOTE? by Sharon Meroni, ©2014, DefendtheVote (Apr. 7, 2014) — Last July the Illinois General Assembly passed HB2418. This bill added a couple of sentences to the Provisional Voting Law (ILCS 10/5 18A) that is worded to permit the counting of votes for federal and state candidates […]

News from Defend the Vote

News from Defend the Vote

“A GRASSROOTS ORGANIZATION” by Sharon Meroni, ©2013, Defend the Vote (Dec. 10, 2013) — We all know the elections in Illinois are bad, but who would have guessed that the election equipment in Chicago and Suburban Cook County hasn’t been legally certified? Hindsight is 20/20, but I don’t think any of us could have predicted […]

Election Machines in Chicago and Cook County Not Legally Certified – Round 3

Election Machines in Chicago and Cook County Not Legally Certified – Round 3

GRASSROOTS GROUP PURSUES ELECTION LAW VIOLATORS IN ILLINOIS from DefendtheVote.com, ©2013 (Nov. 21, 2013) — Over the last year, Defend the Vote has been researching the election systems in Chicago and Suburban Cook County. We have uncovered startling evidence that proves the voting systems used in both jurisdictions are not legally certified in Illinois. The […]

Uncertified and Illegal!

Uncertified and Illegal!

ELECTION BOARD LETTER PROVES COOK COUNTY ELECTION EQUIPMENT USED FOR THE 2012 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IS NOT LEGAL! from DefendtheVote, ©2013 (Oct. 30, 2013) — Defend the Vote is investigating the voting systems used in Chicago and Suburban Cook County. As part of this investigation, we sent a protest letter to the Illinois State Board of Elections […]

Explosive Letter Detailing the Illegal Use of Voting Systems in Illinois

Explosive Letter Detailing the Illegal Use of Voting Systems in Illinois

“KNOWINGLY PERMITTED” from DefendtheVote, ©2013 (Oct. 18, 2013) — Today Defend the Vote has filed a formal complaint about the election equipment in use in Chicago and Cook County, asserting with documentation that Federal elections in November 2012, the Special Congressional election (Jesse Jackson’s District), and the Consolidated Primary and the Consolidated General elections in […]

News from DefendtheVote.com

News from DefendtheVote.com

EVIDENCE OF “ILLEGAL PRACTICES” by Sharon Meroni, DefendtheVote.com (Sep. 30, 2013) — My fellow voter, Defend the Vote is fighting to bring integrity into Illinois’ elections, and we have made exciting progress over the last few weeks. Thanks to your help, Defend the Vote was able to fund trips into Chicago for the critical Board […]

Grassroots Group Works to “Clean Up Elections in Illinois”

Grassroots Group Works to “Clean Up Elections in Illinois”

AND IS MAKING PROGRESS! from DefendtheVote, ©2013 (Sep. 13, 2013) — Defend the Vote has been invited to be on the Illinois State Board of Elections’ agenda for their upcoming Board meeting (page 2, Item 5). We have spoken before them during public comments, but the ISBE has never allowed us to actually be on […]