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Subject Learn about how to protect this important election
Date October 18, 2020 2:16 AM
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** Briefing:
How to Protect the Vote - Election Software Project progress report
Wednesday Oct. 21 at 7 pm CST
Dear Friends,

This is the most important election in American history. Millions of Americans have already voted and millions more are planning how they’re going to vote in the next few weeks. Time is short to protect your vote in the upcoming November election.
Every day, every week remaining, is critical to laying the groundwork in key battleground states to ensure that our votes are counted as we, the American People, cast them.

You are critical to the success of our Election Software Project, which is focused on preparing now, in case there is evidence of tampering.

Want to learn more? Please join us for our 1 hour Election Software Project Update meeting on
Wednesday, October 21st at 7 pm CST, 8pm EST.

You’ll learn the current status of our election protection efforts in seven Battleground States – Arizona, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

You'll be able to assess the health of the American election system
from a number of perspectives based on the information gathered
by the Project.

You’ll learn what progress the teams have made gathering documents and information from the Boards of Election necessary to proceed on Wednesday November 4 in the event a statewide vote count appears irregular or questionable. In just the past week, the Project has continued to make significant progress toward meeting its goals and preparing for post-election action if required. The progress included inquiring into software related irregularities in a number of the Battleground States and beginning to prepare the documents necessary to go into court, if necessary, on Wednesday morning, Nov. 4 to protect the right of the voters to have their votes counted as cast regardless of whether any of the candidates or parties protect that right.

During the meeting, you’ll meet activists, technologists and lawyers from the Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism (CICJ) who are assembling robust election protection teams capable of taking immediate action if significant irregularities are detected in any of the battleground states.

The Election Software Project could quite literally make certain that the votes will be counted as cast and that those votes will determine
the final certified vote total in each of the seven Battleground States. As was shown in 2016, election results can turn on the smallest of margins!

The three most important things you can do to fuel this strategy:
1. Donate. Taking a page from Senator Sanders, every $27 helps; contributions of larger amounts are also encouraged.

2. Co-host Wednesday’s event. Did you attend an earlier meeting? Your social capital is extremely valuable. Invite your friends to hear this presentation. If willing to co-host, we can send you the invitation language you can use to send to your family, friends, acquaintances, and others interested in actualizing Ben Franklin’s advice that we have a republic if we can keep it.

3. Volunteer your time. We can quickly train qualified volunteers to help our teams contacting Boards of Elections and other election administration authorities to obtain the information we need to protect the election. If you are willing to volunteer, please let us know that at the Wednesday event or contact the Project teams at

On Wednesday's event you'll be able to ask questions of the experts, volunteer, and if you like make a donation to the CICJ's Election
Software Project. The Columbus Institute for Contemporary Journalism is a long-established and successful 501(c)(3) organization which has been active in the election protection space for many years. All donations to the CICJ are tax-deductible. We will provide instructions for donating after the meeting for those interested in helping with this important work.

To join us on Wednesday October 21st, click this link to register:
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Registration problems? Contact Denise Wilson at if you have any questions about registration or do not receive a confirmation
email within a few hours of registering.

Let's do this together,

Peter, Denise, Marji, and Skip

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