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Post by antilib » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:26 pm

Liberal group with ties to Obama, Hillary calls to restrict overseas U.S. military voting - Report recommends banning fax, email balloting to improve cybersecurity

By Valerie Richardson
February 13, 2018

DENVER — After years of accusing states of “voter suppression,” the Center for American Progress wants to make it tougher for overseas military to vote in the name of election security.

The left-wing public-policy group issued Monday a report, “Election Security in All 50 States,” that called for stricter standards to prevent cyber-meddling in elections by foreign governments, including banning military stationed abroad from submitting ballots via email or fax.

One state that allows such vote-casting is Colorado. The center called on the state to “prohibit voters stationed or living overseas from returning voted ballots electronically.”

“Regardless of the state’s secure ballot return system for electronically voted ballots, we recommend that all voted ballots be returned by mail or delivered in person,” said the 245-page report.

Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams defended the practice, saying the state has incorporated safeguards to protect the integrity of ballots cast by military personnel living overseas.

“They don’t believe someone who works on a submarine should be allowed to vote. We do,” said the Republican Williams in a statement.

Conservatives were quick to blast the report’s recommendation as unworkable and politically motivated.

“Perhaps they think that Navy SEALS can swim ballots ashore, hand them off to Army paratroopers who can parachute into Colorado to drop off the ballots?” asked the conservative website Colorado Peak Politics.

“You can bet that if the military historically voted Democrat instead of Republican, the Center for American Progress would not have a problem with it,” added Peak in a Monday post.

The report comes as something of a departure for the center, given its record of fighting for greater ballot access, including same-day registration and making it easier for felons to vote, and against tighter rules aimed at combating voter fraud.

Founded by former Clinton and Obama White House adviser John Podesta, who currently sits on its board, the center has opposed state efforts to require government-issued photo identification, scale back early-voting periods, and remove inactive voters from rolls.

J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, said the latest recommendation “shouldn’t be a surprise,” given that such personnel tend to lean right.

“CAP would oppose that because they don’t like that the military votes against their interests nearly all of the time,” said Mr. Adams in an email. “But there are very few votes that come in that way, so it’s not a really big issue. CAP wants to make it easier for felons and criminals to vote, but wants to make it harder for fighting men and women overseas.”

The center graded the 50 states and District of Columbia on an A to F scale based on their cybersecurity standards, paper-trail backup, post-election audits, ballot accounting and other procedures aimed at guarding against election manipulation by other countries.

No state received an A, and five received grades of F, prompting the center to conclude that “election infrastructure in most states remain susceptible to attacks by sophisticated enemies.”

“This report should spur demand across the country for urgent steps needed to defend America’s election security against another attempt by a foreign nation to disrupt our elections,” said lead author Danielle Root in a statement. “While vulnerabilities in the election infrastructure still exist, it’s encouraging to see some states taking steps to better protect their elections.”

Colorado, which received a grade of B, “ranks second in the nation in the number of ballots transmitted to overseas voters based on its voting eligible population,” according to the Secretary of State’s office.

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Post by I am Z » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:37 pm

right here is the answer to their perceived problem;

“You can bet that if the military historically voted Democrat instead of Republican, the Center for American Progress would not have a problem with it,” added Peak in a Monday post.

if they could just get more illegal aliens into the military, all set up for the democrat plantation, they'd have no problem wiff it.
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