U.S. Elections -- It Takes a Village
For years the U.S. has been sending observers oversees to monitor foreign election processes and help assure that democratic principles are followed abroad...
Matt Zimmerman, senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation, saw an opportunity for his organization to provide a real-time service in 2008 that would expand on those efforts and serve not only voters, volunteers, and Election Protection's legal experts but also the media, academics and others looking to document areas that needed election reform.
"In previous iterations of this stuff, it had all been done on paper and all this stuff ended up in desk drawers and was never looked at," said Zimmerman, who also leads EFF's e-voting litigation efforts. "We thought that seemed to be a bad idea."