July 16, 2018
Your Action Call your senators and House representative at (202) 224-3121 and urge them to pass the P.A.V.E. Act to require states to use paper ballots and conduct mandatory audits. Background In 2016, Russia conducted cyberattacks on state and county election infrastructure, breaching at least 39 state systems. Mueller’s most recent indictment highlights the depths of the vulnerabilities of state election infrastructure and revealed the theft of voters’ personal data by Russia in 2016. Despite efforts to upgrade cybersecurity, many states still fall short with some wasting funds to buy new equipment that can still be hacked. The only reliable solution is to require paper ballots (which may be machine counted) and to conduct appropriate post-election audits to ensure the integrity of the vote. Democrats have introduced legislation, the Protecting American Votes and Elections Act (“P.A.V.E. Act”), which would require states to use paper ballots and conduct mandatory post-election audits. It is fundamental to our democracy that we can have confidence in the integrity of our election results. Congress must pass the P.A.V.E. Act (S. 3049/H.R. 6093). Script This is [NAME] and I’m a constituent in [ZIP]. I urge Sen/Rep [____] to push for the quick passage of [S.3049/H.R. 6093], the PAVE Act. I am extremely concerned that state election systems remain vulnerable to cyberattacks by Russians and others. We need to require paper ballots and mandatory audits to ensure confidence in our election results. It is crucial to American democracy that we have elections in which we can have confidence.