In this NBC News op-ed, Leanne Watt (clinical psychologist), Richard Painter (former chief ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush), and BIDS Faculty Affiliate Philip Stark (associate dean of mathematical and physical sciences at UC Berkeley) discuss three simple and essential tools that will "produce strong, verifiable evidence that the reported winner really won, despite any fraud or malfunction": 1) generating a dependable record of votes on paper ballots, 2) keeping that paper trail physically secure, and 3) auditing the reported results against that paper.
There is a way to make America's 2020 election results trustworthy — but we have to start now
Our democracy depends on evidence-based elections. And voting is America’s last stand.
October 13, 2020 | Leanne Watt, Richard Painter, and Philip B. Stark | NBC News, THINK