Election Integrity Conference 2017 an Outstanding Success


On behalf of the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project Board, we would like to thank all our volunteers, financial sponsors and conference attendees who helped to make the September 16th “Election Integrity Conference 2017” in Warrenville an outstanding success.

We had close to 120 in attendance and have received very positive feedback about the event.

We hope to have videos of conference presentations for viewing on You Tube in the near future,

As you know, the Conference is just the beginning in our campaign to pass HB 712 / SB 834 into law in time for the 2018 elections.

To secure passage of the “Illinois Election Integrity Act” we will need a massive statewide campaign involving hundreds of organizations and thousands of activists.

We are reaching out to ask for your help and support.

Each of us is a member of groups and organizations that a have a critical stake in preventing computerized election theft in 2018 and beyond.

All of these groups and individuals can play a key role in contacting their State Representatives and State Senators and urge them to co-sponsor and then vote for HB 712 / SB 834.

Information about the bills and legislative campaign can be found at the Illinois Ballot Integrity Project Website:

To join us please: E-mail
Call 630-747-4760 or 630-460-0857

If you know of others who may wish to join us, we would welcome their energy.

We highly recommend watching the following DVD documentaries:

  1. Princeton University Computer Hack (9 minutes)

  1. Steven Spoonamore: Election Theft with Computerized Voting Systems (27 minutes)

  1. Stealing America Vote by Vote narrated by actor Peter Coyote (90 minutes)

Watching these documentaries will change your life.

Melisa Urda
State Co-Chair
Illinois Ballot Integrity Project

15 States Use Easily Hackable Voting Machines

Our elections are at risk from computerized election theft. We must pass The Illinois Election Integrity Act (GB 712 / SB 834) in time for the November 2018 Election. The bill requires three new election audits that would ensure vote and count integrity.

Good News For Russia: 15 States Use Easily Hackable Voting Machines

By Jessica Schulberg, The Huffington Post

Why I Anonymously Wrote an Election Integrity Novel in 2008, and Why I’m ‘Anonymous’ No More

If American Won’t Listen to Facts…Then Maybe Fiction?

Brad Friedman has been sounding the call for better election security since…well, forever!  Brad has been focusing on the facts and it’s the facts that are bringing the election integrity community together…enough so that we are able to have an election security conference on September 16.

Sandy Morganstein has always thought we need to do more. Following is an in-depth description of his movie project that Brad recently put on his blog

During the process of building support for turning my novel Cassandra, Chanting into a movie (working title Ballot Holes), several have asked me why I published Cassandra anonymously in 2008. In Cassandra, I imagined foreign powers infiltrating voting machine companies to steal a presidential election: not because they care who won, but because they know this is the clearest shot at undermining American democracy. Read more…

Karen McKim Joins Election Integrity Conference Panel

karen-mckim-smThe Illinois Ballot Integrity Project is delighted to announce that Karen McKim has been added as speaker to the Election Integrity 2017 Conference. Karen will be joining the afternoon panel entitled “Election Recounts and Obstacles to Their Execution”. The Conference is being held on Saturday, September 16, in Warrenville, IL.
Karen was a key contributor to the 2016 Green Party Wisconsin Presidential Recount effort and is extremely knowledgeable about Wisconsin election laws, policies and procedures. Karen is an expert government auditor. Her biography follows:
Karen McKim has served as coordinator of Wisconsin Election Integrity ( since its creation in 2012. At that time, she’d just retired from a 30-year career with the State of Wisconsin, managing quality-assurance programs for the Department of Health Services and supervising management audits for the Legislative Audit Bureau. She received her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Karen ran for Dane County Clerk in 2016, prompting serious discussion of post-election audits in Wisconsin for the first time. She advised the Stein campaign throughout the Wisconsin recount, and is the primary author of their final report on the recount findings. The most useful audit principle she learned in grad school: Never attribute to malice that which can be explained by incompetence.