INDIANAPOLIS (Statehouse File) — Indiana’s Secretary of State Connie Lawson faces a lawsuit from a national cybersecurity group because her office reportedly failed to turn over emails and other forms of communication on election security they requested under public records laws.
The National Election Defense Coalition, a network of experts on elections, filed a lawsuit in Marion Superior Court Thursday saying Lawson has denied access to public records about the reliability and security of voting machines.
“After nine months of fruitless exchanges and Secretary Lawson’s repeatedly evolving explanations for denial and delay, NEDC still hasn’t received the vast majority of public records that it requested from the Secretary,” Ron Fein, legal director of Free Speech For People, said in a news release. “It’s unfortunate that we need to sue to compel the Secretary to turn over these emails, but her delays have left us no choice.”
Free Speech For People filed the lawsuit on behalf of the National Election Defense Coalition.