North Carolina Voting Machine Sales Stall Over Cybersecurity (Government Technology)

“Our democracy is at risk,” Marian Lewin, of the League of Women Voters in Wake County, told state election officials at Thursday’s meeting. “Faith in government at all levels is at an all-time low. Our vote is the foundation of our democracy. Trust in elections is one of the most important issues facing our country.” . . . Some said there shouldn’t be any sort of touchscreen voting allowed at all, even if the machines did produce a paper bar code or a paper ballot afterward. Lynn Bernstein, who described herself as an aerospace engineer with a passion for election security, said that “cybersecurity and elections experts are in near-unanimous agreement on the use of hand-marked paper ballots.”

As Court Battles Continue, How Does NC Move Forward With Redistricting? (WUNC/NPR)

Phyllis Demko, a retired attorney, is a board member of the League of Women Voters of Wake County which, along with Common Cause, brought the case Rucho versus Common Cause against the Republican map drawers. “A citizen should not be penalized for voting history, their association with the political party, or their expression of political views. That’s just basic democracy,” she said.

NC elections board delays decision on new voting machines, wants to know who owns potential vendors (WRAL)

A handful of activists also attended Thursday's meeting and expressed concern with some of the systems on offer and with the way the state board has moved toward this decision. Lynn Bernstein, an aerospace engineer by training, questioned the security of various systems and peppered the board with questions about how it evaluated the three companies. Others, including Marian Lewin of the League of Women Voters of Wake County, asked similar questions.