We are a group of election integrity advocates with many years of experience following, studying, and investigating elections. We are statisticians, computer experts, campaign volunteers, activists, academics, and -- most of all -- public advocates for fair and transparent elections. We are dedicated to transparent and secure elections. We believe that it is the U.S. government's obligation to conduct elections in a manner that is verifiable, and that those who violate election law and the public's trust must be held accountable.
The RecountNow Executive Committee includes:
Bob Fitrakis, PhD, JD of the Institute of Contemporary Journalism has become a fellow of the Institute. He has been involved in issues around election integrity in Ohio for twenty years and will be writing on election integrity issues in the 2016 presidential election. Bob is also an attorney and functions as an attorney in election issues as well as other legal matters. He is also a political author, political candidate, and Professor of Political Science in the Social and Behavioral Sciences Department at Columbus State Community College. He has published several books on election integrity and is publisher and contributing writer to the Free Press.
Jonathan Simon is the author of CODE RED: Electronic Election Theft and the New American Century. Dr. Simon's expertise in polling and statistical analysis derives from his former employment as a political survey research analyst in Washington, DC. He has also authored, both individually and in collaboration, numerous papers related to various aspects of election integrity. He has been active in election integrity efforts since 2001, appearing in several election integrity-related films and as an interviewee on several dozen live programs. Dr. Simon is a graduate of Harvard College and New York University School of Law. He is admitted to the Bar of Massachusetts and holds membership in the legal honor society Order of the Coif.
Bennie Smith is a Memphis-based application developer for an electrical manufacturing company. He is also a political strategist who developed a micro-targeting application that predicts voter turnout. In August 2014 he was approached by a number of candidates who insisted that their elections had been stolen. He disagreed with the group and offered to look into how the system works. After discovering a number of irregularities, Smith began to research how votes that originate from the same source can change once they get into the GEMS vote tabulation program. Smith’s attention to these anomalies uncovered an extraordinarily high-risk tampering mechanism and ultimately provided a new infrastructure for analyzing questionable election results. Smith's work has been featured twice by Bloomberg News.