07 Oct

Beware of fake websites: a submission to the Stop Digital Voter Suppression™ Project

A volunteer reporter, Laura from the Massachusetts region, recently made our SDVS team aware of digital voter suppression in the form of a fake website.

She shared her own vetting process too about this particular site. Laura writes:


Reely.io is a fake website created to prop up a Twitter account that is spreading lies about the election, and per the whois appears to have been registered from Eastern Europe. I have reported the Twitter account, notified HubSpot, and sent an email about it to [email protected] 

https://whois.domaintools.com/reely.io
https://twitter.com/ReelyCoding/with_replies 
https://www.reely.io/ 

Their [@ReelyCoding‘s] main Tweets and bio appear legit but their replies are full of hateful propaganda. They have been targeting me with hateful @spam at @Pistachio in the context of my #KeepSharingtheMic posts. 

29 Sep

Submission from Brooklyn to the Stop Digital Voter Suppression™ Project

 
One of our volunteer citizen reporters, Jennifer, of the Stop Digital Voter Suppression Project ™ (Brooklyn) informed us about mislabeled absentee ballots from her area. She first read about the issue in the Gothamist per this article: https://champ.gothamist.com/champ/gothamist/news/brooklyn-voters-receive-absentee-ballot-envelopes-wrong-voter-names-and-addresses.

Jennifer learned from the Gothamist report that Brooklyn ballots were being sent with incorrect/non-matching names and addresses between the inner and outer envelopes. 

But she soon witnessed a more personal impact directly from her own community. She writes:

My ballot is fine, but so far I have heard from one cousin and one friend (both of these are white women who live in liberal neighborhoods) that it happened to them. 

Thanks Jennifer for submitting what you learned voting issues from your community. Without a doubt, incorrect ballots can have a suppressive result on what votes ultimately get counted.

What about you? What have you or your voting peers witnessed?