Calm Before the Storm: Are Palm Beach County’s Elections Protected Against Emerging Threats?
Posted on November 4th, 2019
Year-Out Review Finds Vulnerabilities in Election Systems
(WEST PALM BEACH, FL.) – November 4, 2019: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today released Calm Before the Storm: Are Palm Beach County’s Elections Protected Against Emerging Threats?, a new report detailing a variety of vulnerabilities and data findings within the overall Palm Beach County voter registration system.
Read Calm Before the Storm here.
“We are one year out from the 2020 General and this report is a stark reminder that you can’t have election ‘security’ without integrity first,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said.“Palm Beach County serves as an example of the types of vulnerabilities found within Florida’s voting system that could be leveraged by an outside saboteur. Our research suggests these problems are fixable well before the presidential election.
“I want to particularly commend Supervisor Link’s office for not only providing necessary data during our research, but also keeping an open door and accepting our findings,”Adams added.
Summary of Findings
Interstate Duplicate Registrations (NY, PA, RI) – 20,479
Interstate Double Voting in 2016 and/or 2018 – 225
Deceased Registrants – 2,203
Dead Voters – 139
Individuals Registered Twice in Palm Beach County – 413
Admitted Noncitizens Previously Registered – 68 Improper Uses of Non-Residential Addresses — 68
Our press release for the report is available here.
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