Today the fight in GA over secure voting systems just got bigger and even more important for the future! We need your help immediately to fund the necessary battle awaiting us now. A very flawed and corrupt bill (HB316) that will waste $200 million on a new voting system that cannot be secured or audited passed the Senate and is now days away from final passage and a signature by Gov. Kemp. This new voting system wouldn’t pass muster with any rational person who wants fair elections! And it does not meet the demands of our federal anti-electronic voting lawsuit nor the Court’s ruling on what is needed in a new voting system in Georgia.

We will fight any attempted implementation of this proposed BMD system in that case. In fact, discovery begins very soon as the case is just now reopening after Kemp and Raffensperger lost at the federal appeals court. The discovery process will immediately focus on the 127,000 lost votes in the Lt. Governor race and the targeting of African American voters whose votes were not counted, as well as other widespread irregularities. 

If GA officials are foolish enough to buy these flawed machines, we will immediately challenge that effort within our case. This is expensive work!  Although we at CGG take no compensation, attorneys, experts, clerical help, services must be paid. We need your immediate help to continue our efforts. Help Georgia get a new and secure voting system through court order, since the officials will not do the right thing on their own.

Your donations are tax deductible. 


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Lt. Gov voting system litigation:

We issued  the following press release today to tell the public of the latest alarming and devastating news from Georgia's election in November. Please help us get to the bottom of what happened here. 

Our federal election security lawsuit goes into the discovery mode immediately, given that we just received a favorable ruling from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals. With your help to support the expensive discovery process, we can get long overdue answers that only the litigation process will extract. 

Georgia’s 127,000 Missing Votes—Disproportionate Vote Loss in African American Neighborhoods

 
Atlanta—As previously reported by the Coalition for Good Governance, more than 127,000 votes appear to be missing in November’s election for Lieutenant Governor. Today, the Coalition released a preliminary report revealing the disproportionate loss of votes in heavily African American neighborhood precincts. The findings are a result of the Coalition’s analyses of publicly reported results and demographics of voters in the 2018 mid-term election. The Coalition’s report contains detailed findings and statistical analyses.
The report findings are summarized as follows: 

  • Approximately 127,000 fewer votes were recorded in the 2018 Lt. Governor’s contest than experts estimate should have been cast.
  • Statistical analyses and experts’ reports expose a dramatically increased number of missing votes (undervotes or drop-off in votes compared to the top-of-the-ballot contest) for the Lt. Governor’s contest in primarily African American neighborhood precincts.
  • Voting machine defects and misprogramming are the likely culprits responsible for the significant number of missing votes. Some voters reported touchscreen machines that did not properly display the Lt. Governor’s contest, and others reported machine screen malfunction and “vote flipping” when they attempted to vote.
  • The extreme drop-off in votes in the Lt. Governor’s contest when compared to the Governor’s contest is significantly out of line with historic patterns and does not appear in any other 2018 statewide contest, including those contests that were much further “down ballot” than the Lt. Governor’s race. The drop-off indicates that 63,718 fewer votes were recorded for Lt. Governor than for the Commissioner of Agriculture, the statewide contest with the second-lowest participation rate.
  • The extreme pattern of missing Lt. Governor’s contest votes only occurred in votes cast on the touchscreen machines. The larger-than-average number of undervotes did not occur in votes cast on paper ballots. Mail-in ballot voters voted down the ballot in typical historical voting patterns.
  • There is no meaningful correlation between new voters and the Lt. Governor undervote, debunking officials’ excuse that newly registered voters were confused about the need to vote separately for Governor and Lt. Governor.
  • Forensic examinations of the machine programming must be promptly undertaken to obtain answers, locate the source of the errors, and, if appropriate, hold officials accountable.
  • Electronic voting systems must be immediately abandoned and paper ballots adopted so that no future elections are conducted on Georgia’s unauditable machines.
  • Governor Kemp, Secretary Raffensperger, and legislative leaders must abandon their plan to adopt a new ballot-marking-device electronic voting system that, like the current system, is unauditable and vulnerable to problems of the type experienced in November’s election.

Marilyn Marks, Executive Director for the Coalition for Good Governance, said, “The findings are deeply disturbing and difficult to accept, but the statistics and evidence show an undeniable pattern of extreme numbers of missing votes, concentrated in precincts in predominately African American neighborhoods. It is imperative that voters, voting rights advocates, and civic leaders demand clear and factual answers. Our pending lawsuits are poised to obtain the technical answers through the discovery process, but the public deserves more immediate answers. Georgia’s voters must also call for an immediate halt to electronic touchscreen voting, including the proposed unauditable touchscreen system that Governor Kemp and Secretary Raffensperger are promoting despite warnings from the nation’s leading experts in voting system security.” 

Bruce Brown, Atlanta-based attorney for the Coalition and other plaintiffs in two election security lawsuits added: “It clearly is in the public interest to get to the bottom of this—to figure out what caused the votes to go missing when cast on electronic voting machines but not when the votes were cast on paper ballots. The Secretary of State should be leading the effort to figure this out, but instead is resisting every effort to get to the truth.”

Coalition for Good Governance is a small, volunteer-run, nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization focused on election transparency and verifiability, currently devoting its resources to addressing Georgia’s failed election system. 

Your contribution today will directly support the legal expenses incurred by Coalition for Good Governance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization (501(c)(3)) focused on election security and transparency.  


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I just donated to the Coalition bc I understand the importance of real election security (#HandMarkedPaperBallots) as opposed to the pretend kind (machine-marked barcoded paper printouts from hackable machines, which vendors & others misleadingly call “paper ballots”): DONE ✅”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Coalition for Good Governance. They recognize issues and act much faster than other organizations. The level of dedication and persistence is amazing! This is the best investment for citizens of GA who want to protect their votes!!!”

  • endorsed

    “Georgians have been held hostage by Republicans for too long.”

  • endorsed

    “GA needs the Coalition for Good Governance to help us in the fight for truth and accountability. We need our elections to be secure and trustworthy!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Coalition for Good Governance because all Georgians - Democrats, Republicans, Independents - deserve and demand every aspect of the voting process be immune from manipulation, hacking, or innocent mistake.”

  • endorsed

    “Fair and honest elections are essential for the survival of our democracy.”

  • endorsed

    “I support this court challenge because we all need to stand up for democracy & the rule of law. The Reps get away with this in Cobb County, Georgia it can happen in your county next.”

  • endorsed

    “Good Governance begins with Common Consent of, by & for the People. In Ga. We have watched Brian Kemp Launch Baseless Investigations v Dem Party of GA., on Nov 4th, 2018, plus others, add ExactMatch issues & multiple VRs Purged, a long list of sftwr & equipment malfeasance.. BL: GA Needs a lot of expertise in this fight & Ga Voters Must Donate A Lot to Help Make it Happen.”

  • endorsed

    “Without fair elections, we are living in a banana republic.”

  • endorsed

    “Election Integrity is the heart and soul of our country's great experiment in self-determination. The CGG has worked tirelessly to champion fair Elections, and the lawsuit over the missing 100,000 votes in Georgia's Lt Governor race may peel back the curtains on a corrupt and/or incompetent election system in the state.”

December 16, 2018

Check out the graphs showing the bizarre anomalies

Lt. Gov. candidate Sarah Riggs Amico posted data scientists' analysis of the undervotes and drop-off rates. So far, no one has offered any rational explanation for the massive undervotes. 

https://tinyurl.com/y8xu2ms7

If you have a potential rational explanation, please let us know! 

We want to access the data and have our experts undertake forensic examination on the electronic voting machines. The only way we can do this is with the funding to obtain this discovery through a court order.  We need your help for that.  Thanks for your support and encouragement. 


December 9, 2018

Judge issues order that state must preserve electronic evidence

On Friday, Dec. 7, The Honorable Judge Adele Grubbs ordered Georgia officials to preserve the electronic evidence on the voting machines used in the recent elections. There are a number of machines we want our forensics experts to examine because of the anomalous Lt. Governor results and other clearly erroneous machine-reported data. 

The order was particularly good news to us after fighting for months in other cases for preservation, only to watch Georgia officials overwrite, alter and destroy such evidence. 

The forensic evidence in this case is expected to prove exceptionally valuable in providing GA lawmakers and US Congress information on the election security failures possible in such systems, ---which 25% of Americans still vote on today. 

Thank you for making this nationally important lawsuit possible! 

December 4, 2018

Atlanta Journal Constitution Covers the Missing Ballots

The mysteries of the vote count exposed by this article make it clear why we are suing for a new election. 

https://politics.myajc.com/blog/politics/time-solve-the-mystery-the-100-000-missing-votes/nEYXrcGW8et8esyVL6W4QM/

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “I just donated to the Coalition bc I understand the importance of real election security (#HandMarkedPaperBallots) as opposed to the pretend kind (machine-marked barcoded paper printouts from hackable machines, which vendors & others misleadingly call “paper ballots”): DONE ✅”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Coalition for Good Governance. They recognize issues and act much faster than other organizations. The level of dedication and persistence is amazing! This is the best investment for citizens of GA who want to protect their votes!!!”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “Georgians have been held hostage by Republicans for too long.”

  • endorsed

  • endorsed

    “GA needs the Coalition for Good Governance to help us in the fight for truth and accountability. We need our elections to be secure and trustworthy!”

  • endorsed

    “I support Coalition for Good Governance because all Georgians - Democrats, Republicans, Independents - deserve and demand every aspect of the voting process be immune from manipulation, hacking, or innocent mistake.”

  • endorsed

    “Fair and honest elections are essential for the survival of our democracy.”

  • endorsed

    “I support this court challenge because we all need to stand up for democracy & the rule of law. The Reps get away with this in Cobb County, Georgia it can happen in your county next.”

  • endorsed

    “Good Governance begins with Common Consent of, by & for the People. In Ga. We have watched Brian Kemp Launch Baseless Investigations v Dem Party of GA., on Nov 4th, 2018, plus others, add ExactMatch issues & multiple VRs Purged, a long list of sftwr & equipment malfeasance.. BL: GA Needs a lot of expertise in this fight & Ga Voters Must Donate A Lot to Help Make it Happen.”

  • endorsed

    “Without fair elections, we are living in a banana republic.”

  • endorsed

    “Election Integrity is the heart and soul of our country's great experiment in self-determination. The CGG has worked tirelessly to champion fair Elections, and the lawsuit over the missing 100,000 votes in Georgia's Lt Governor race may peel back the curtains on a corrupt and/or incompetent election system in the state.”

  • endorsed

    “U.S. voters deserve fair elections, and the Coalition for Good Governance is fighting for fair elections.”

  • endorsed

    “Fair elections are the bedrock of democracy. Otherwise, we fall into authoritarian rule without free speech, free press…freedoms we now take for granted. Join me in supporting the Coalition for Good Governance.”

  • endorsed

    “I am endorsing this group because it has been the only entity in the state that has doggedly sought to get to the root of our broken and unreliable system of voting that has democracy in danger of dying a painful and ugly death in Georgia. I appreciate them taking the lead and admire their unwavering focus on answering the many riddles of how our vote is counted and recorded.”

  • endorsed

    “The ballot box is the foundation of any democracy. It’s not too grand to say that if there’s a failure in the ballot box, then democracy fails. If people don’t have confidence in the outcome of an election, then it becomes difficult to accept the policies and actions that pour forth from it. And in the US, it’s safe to say, that the ballot box has failed many times, as it did here in Georgia. Voters have a constitutional right not only to cast a vote but to have it counted as intended. The courts provide a critical means for protecting such rights when states refuse to do so. This is a significant opportunity to support change that goes to the heart of strengthening our democracy. This is not a partisan issue.”