List of candidates promoting election integrity

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The following candidates for state office have significantly promoted election integrity, and criticized threats against it, in their campaign platform, legislation, and/or litigation. In particular, they:

  • acknowledge the problems (identified by the GAO and others) raised by direct recording electronic (DRE) voting machines, especially those that do not provide a paper ballot, and
  • discuss what they plan to do to address these problems.

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Links

  • SOS Project (project designed to solicit contributions to proactive Secretary of State candidates)
  • Election Integrity Candidates site

2006 candidates for state Secretary of State

  • Israel Torres, AZ (D)
  • Debra Bowen, CA (D)
    • http://www.DebraBowen.com (California State Senator who has pushed current Secretary of State to decertify unsafe voting machines. Wrote the Voter Bill of Rights) won 2006 election
  • Forrest Hill, CA (Green)
    • http://www.voteforrest.org (supports a uniform statewide system of paper-based voting and reduced barriers for third-party candidates) lost 2006 election
  • Ken Gordon, CO (D) (supports voter-verified paper records, legislation banning Secretary of State from serving as partisan chair) lost 2006 election
  • Karen Handel, GA (R)
    • http://www.karenhandel.com (running TV ads promising paper audit trail on electronic voting machines) won 2006 election
  • Jill Stein, MA (Green)
    • http://www.JillStein.org (supports recountable paper ballots) lost 2006 election 18%-82%
  • John Bonifaz, MA (D)
  • Carmella Sabaugh, MI (D)
    • http://www.sabaughforsos.com (will hold election machine vendors accountable) lost 2006 election
  • Mark Ritchie, MN (D)
  • Jennifer Brunner, OH (D)
  • Tim Kettler, OH (Green)
    • http://www.sostim06.com/ (one of nine regional coordinators of the 2004 OH recount) lost 2006 election
  • Deb Markowitz, VT

2006 candidates for state Attorney General

2006 candidates for state House of Representatives

  • Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, GA (D) (85th District) (co-sponsored legislation mandating paper audit trail for electronic voting machines, received Defender of Democracy award for her efforts)
  • Harry Geisinger, GA (R) (48th District) (co-sponsored legislation mandating paper audit trail for electronic voting machines, received Defender of Democracy award for his efforts, supported Karen Handel for Secretary of State)
  • Jay Sweeney, PA (Green) (111th District)

2006 candidates for state Senate

  • Vincent Fort, GA (D) (39th District) (sponsored legislation mandating paper audit trail for electronic voting machines, received Defender of Democracy award for his efforts)
  • David Shafer, GA (R) (48th District) (co-sponsored legislation mandating paper audit trail for electronic voting machines, received Defender of Democracy award for his efforts, backed Karen Handel for Secretary of State)
  • Jon Eich, PA (D) (34th District) (key figure in attempt to stop Centre County, PA from purchasing DREs)

2006 candidates for governor

2006 candidates for U.S. Congress

  • Michael Stettler, CA-24 (D) (Write-in candidate. Supports paper ballots and CA Senator Bowen's Voter Bill of Rights) lost 2006 election
  • Xavier Becerra, CA-31 (D); posted dKos diaries against H.R.4844 and in favor of H.R.550; reelected in 2006
  • Marcy Winograd, CA-36 (D); defeated by Jane Harman in primary
  • Jeeni Criscenzo, CA-49 (D) (supports voter-verified paper records and mandatory audits) lost 2006 election
  • Christine Jennings, FL-13 (D) brought lawsuits contesting 2006 election
  • Clint Curtis, FL-24 (D) (whistleblower -- fraudulent voting software) lost 2006 election
  • Cynthia McKinney, GA-4 (D) (appears in Votergate, Help America Vote - On Paper, American Blackout, etc.; was keynote speaker at the Nashville TN "Gathering to Save Our Democracy" Conference) (defeated in 2006 primary)
  • John Laesch, IL-14 (D) (held press conference to express support for H.R. 550) lost 2006 election
  • John Conyers, MI-14 (D) (wrote Preserving Democracy: What Went Wrong in Ohio (PDF)) won 2006 election
  • Rush Holt, NJ-12 (D) (original sponsor of HR 550, the bill for voter-verified paper record ballots with routine random audits of all elections) won 2006 election
  • Tony Barr, PA-9 (D) (favors routine random audits of precinct-level election results) lost 2006 election
  • Michael Badnarik, TX-10 (Libertarian) (active in OH lawsuit) lost 2006 election
  • Brian Baird, WA-3 (Democrat) (supports paper records for voting machines) won 2006 election

2006 candidates for U.S. Senate

  • Kevin Zeese, MD (Unity -- Green, Libertarian, Populist) (co-founder of VoteTrustUSA, TrueVote MD; see campaign website) lost 2006 election

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