We needs funds! Defend the Vote has three critical projects it is fundraising for:
Vulnerability Assessment of Election Security in Illinois: The vulnerability assessment will be completed by the gold standard in security assessments, Argonne National Laboratory. Descriptions of the vulnerability assessment were provided by Dr. Roger G. Johnston, Ph.D., CPP, head of the Vulnerability Assessment Team (VAT) at Argonne National Laboratory in last week’s news conference. Later today, I will update you on developments in this program. We have obtained funding to conduct a vulnerability assessment on Chicago and Cook County, and wish to raise additional funds to conduct similar assessments in other locations in Illinois. Each assessment is about $10K and through us, can be paid directly to Argonne National Laboratory.
The Absentee Audit of Chicago and Cook County needs to begin tomorrow. This audit will track the entire process of absentee voting. For 45 days, 5 full-time auditors will observe and document how absentee voting is conducted in Chicago and Cook County. Most of our cost is in staffing.
Security Assessments across all of Illinois. These will be done by Illinois voters and by election judges and pollwatchers in Illinois. This assessment will score the security of the vote in polling places across all of Illinois. Most of our cost is in distribution.
Defend the Vote is non profit, but we are not tax exempt. We are a small, bare bones operation. We appreciate and need financial contributions to our programs. When you contribute to our work, you can be assured you dollars are making an impact!
Regardless of all the work volunteers do in American politics, if the vote is fraudulent, your work is nullified.