Democracy Lost: A Report on the Fatally Flawed 2016 Democratic Primaries – I Introductory Material

I. INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL

A. ABOUT ELECTION JUSTICE USA

Election Justice USA is a national, non-partisan team of seasoned election integrity experts, attorneys, statisticians, journalists, and activists. The circumstances surrounding Arizona’s presidential primary on March 22nd, 2016—widely acknowledged as one of the most disastrous election days in recent memory—were the lightning rod that catalyzed the formation of Election Justice USA. Throughout the course of the 2016 presidential primary season, Election Justice USA has emerged as a leader in the fight for honest elections, pursuing legal action in several states in an attempt to counteract specific forms of targeted voter suppression and election fraud.

This report summarizes the work of the Election Justice USA forensics and legal teams during this period. Election Justice USA is working not only to expose the voter suppression and election fraud taking place during the 2016 presidential primaries, but to build a mass movement calling for three simple, affordable reforms that will render direct fraud and suppression impossible, safeguarding US elections for future candidates.

As the information contained in this report should be disseminated as soon as possible the draft version of this report is being published ahead of its final version which should be completed by August 1, 2016.

B. Acknowledgements

Nicolas Bauer – Inaccurate Machine Counts and State-by-State Sections
Stephanie Dube Dwilson – WikiLeaks DNC Email Archive Section
Blaire Fellows – New York Voter Purges Section
Doug Johnson Hatlem – Editor; Summary, Inaccurate Machine Counts, and State-by-State Sections
Theodore de Macedo Soares – Exit Poll Section
Paul Thomas – Voter Registration Tampering and Voter Suppression Sections
Eileen West – Election Justice USA Legal Actions and Legal Background Section


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