Are elections being rigged?

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Raised by 293 people in 4 months
Created July 9, 2018
Democracy Counts
on behalf of Daniel H. Wolf
Do you trust election results? 

Whether you believe election fraud is taking place in our country or not, the problem is, if official vote totals are incorrect for whatever reason - we have no way of knowing. 

This is a profound problem. Elections determine who controls our government and one of the most powerful militaries in the world and they determine who controls our economy, our healthcare system and the regulatory bodies that were incepted to protect people, animals and the environment. Because there is so much at stake, there is undeniable incentive for fraud and manipulation.

We need to have multiple, independent, nation-wide checks in place for safeguarding something as important as the legitimacy of our electoral process and it is unfathomable that in 2018 - we don’t even have one**. 

It stands to reason that corporations and the very small number of individuals benefitting from political corruption at the expense of everyone else, do not want to safeguard election integrity and the uncomfortable truth is that if powerful private interests wanted real checks and balances on elections, they would already be in place. 

Political corruption in this country will only continue to worsen unless someone does something about it. Let’s be that someone. Let’s put our resources together and institute effective, independent, citizen organized election integrity protocols by ourselves.

Election integrity non-profit Democracy Counts is building a cross platform mobile app that allows regular people like you and I to conduct polling station exit audits using only our mobile phones. Our system empowers citizens to organize their own audit teams and facilitates the collection of election data that has the ability to hold up as evidence in court if vast vote count discrepancies are uncovered during any given election. 

We believe our system should be used in every future election in the US though organizing support for endeavor as monumental as ours requires tremendous public involvement and investment. Our first step for facilitating the adoption of widespread, independent, citizen organized audits is to prove our systems utility by successfully auditing one very important key election. 

Right now, that election is the race between Tim Canova and DWS for the 23rd congressional district of Florida.


Due to suspicious circumstances surrounding their previous 2016 race including an extremely improbable cumulative vote tally and the illegal destruction of ballots during an open investigation into the election results, this upcoming rematch is the perfect storm for a groundbreaking opening audit. There may never be a better opportunity to use this technology to detect election fraud. If you are interested in more information on the suspicious circumstances surrounding the previous election, here is some more information on Broward County ballot destruction and the statistical analysis

Please help us bring this technology across the finish line. We are asking for a donation of $1 per person to get our initial audit off the ground**. This is not just about this one election - this is a powerful paradigm changing step towards our collective demand for election integrity. Think of your one dollar donation as your one vote for the idea that we need at least one other way to check official vote totals. 

This is a viable election auditing solution to an as of yet insurmountable problem and if we introduce this technology during this upcoming election it could change how all future elections in the entire country are carried out.

Thank you for your contribution and for sharing this fundraiser. This election integrity effort means a lot to me and I personally deeply appreciate your support. If we all work together we can make this technology a huge success and change the world.

An exit audit is like an exit poll but exit polling gathers information from just a sampling of voters whereas an exit audit is more like a parallel election where information is gathered from as close to 100% of voters as possible. While we attempt to get 100% of voters at any given station, we know chances are good that we won’t because not everyone is going to feel comfortable participating in the audit, however we do get a floor of votes this way. So for example if the official count at a certain station for a specific candidate is 60 votes but our data shows 90 votes, we know something has gone wrong there because if our data doesn’t match exactly it should be because we have less votes and not more for any given candidate. 

Exit audit results aren’t reliant on statistic extrapolation and probabilities like exit polling results are. The reason exit polling data doesn’t hold up well in court is because probabilities - even very polarized probabilities - are hard to accept as evidence. In essence, the reason for this is that even if there is a very small or great chance for something - there is still a chance and a probability is not actual data. However, exit audit results are actual data. These results can be considered evidence that will hold up in court in situations where polling data would not. 

We also have ranked choice voting to gather data useful in identifying fear based voting and other questions for voters in our app that target potential causes of voter suppression and disenfranchisement.

Part of the audit process involves voters digitally signing an affidavit and in the event that official data is vastly different from our data, voters can be called into court and sworn in to testify that they did indeed vote the same way in our audit the they did in the election; they never disclose who they voted for. Although this has never been done before, we have painstakingly developed protocols that will preserve the legal viability of the data we collect from start to finish of the audit process. 

For this first audit, we are going to be manually staffing the polling stations in this one district, but the app is also built with functionality for allowing potential auditors to find the closest or otherwise most ideal polling station to volunteer at and communicate with other members of their team. 

We also have elaborate security measures in place to prevent all kinds of potential nefarious activity including authenticated check-ins for auditors, automated check-outs for auditors that leave their geolocated polling station areas and multi-factor authenticated and tracked voter amendment records.

Privacy and security are essential to the success and overall safety of this system. All of our data is encrypted, fortified with incremental snapshots and stored redundantly. Sensitive vote records have no database keys to any corresponding individuals identifying information.

This version does not run on blockchain but future iterations will.

In the event we cannot raise the base amount we need within two weeks, we will use the money we were able to raise to finish the software development as quickly as our resources allow and create a professional fundraising campaign so that we can raise the rest we need to be ready for a future audit that post dates our desired November election. Our base goal is $250,000. If we are going to have our system set up in time for this upcoming election, we need to raise this amount immediately. Four months is a very short on time for finishing the software, conducting internal security audits and deploying and testing our build. $250,000 will cover the remaining development costs and modest stipends for organizers and auditors. If we can raise more than this amount though, it would greatly help us to be prepared on such a short timeline. We are hopeful that many auditors will volunteer their time, but the fastest and most efficient way to ensure adequate staff at every polling station is to be able to offer financial compensation to volunteers on election day. The closer we could get to $500,000 the better. If every person who sees this campaign can donate $1 and share on their social media at least once, we would be in good shape.

GoFundMe donations will be withdrawn by Organite Open Source and/or Democracy Counts.

Besides donating an sharing, there are a few other ways to help us make this audit a success. We need to educate people in Florida about this audit and encourage a huge voter turnout. There may be a lot of people who feel discouraged about voting in this area and we need to let them know there is another very good reason to show up and support the candidate they believe in. We need to let these people know that if they are registered to vote by mail, it is better for them to bring their vote by mail ballots to an actual polling station and vote there instead if its possible for them. Educating people about the audit will put voters more at ease about the audit itself and inspire confidence that will translate into higher exit vote participation. We will also need auditors and other volunteers! Please sign up on the email list below to get updates and information on how to volunteer.

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Organite Open Source 

Democracy Counts 

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Broward County Ballot Destruction 

Statistical Analysis of 2016 race between Tim Canova and Debbie Wasserman-Schultz 

Experts Find Evidence of Electronic "Vote-Flipping" in Tim Canova Loss to Wasserman-Schultz, Call for Recount 

Excerpt from “An Electoral System In Crisis” 

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Please sign up for our email list  if you want to have updates and info on the progress of the audit or if you want information on being a volunteer. 

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**Note #1: There are some states and counties instituting audits, but none of them function independently of official ballot data. If official vote totals are inaccurate due to electronic manipulation, voter suppression tactics, etc. vote counts from audits reliant on that data would also be inaccurate. Furthermore it is a common misconception that media funded exit polls are checking the accuracy of official vote counts. Unfortunately they are incrementally matched to the official vote counts during the election. Therefore, once again, if official vote counts are inaccurate then this data will be inaccurate as well.  

**Note #2: We are asking for $1 per person but you may of course donate more if you like. Neither Organite Open Source nor Democracy Counts has 501(C)(3) status yet but if you want to donate a larger sum, your donation will be eligible for retroactive exemption. Cryptocurrency donations can be made to any of the addresses on organite.io .
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I want to sincerely thank everyone who donated and shared this campaign. Although we did not raise the amount of money needed for a full scale audit of the 23rd congressional district of Florida, Democracy Counts founder, Daniel Wolf is there now with a small team organizing an effort that could be sufficiently budgeted for.

For more updates and information or if you want to contribute again before November 6th please check out the newer GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/Stop-Election-Fraud-w-Audits

Thank you again so much for all your donations, large and small.
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Raised by 293 people in 4 months
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