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Tuesday, July 14, 2020
11:30 AM
Adequacy of our Voting Equipment and Transparency in Elections
Dr Duncan Buell

Our speaker, Dr. Duncan Buell, has been analyzing South Carolina election data since 2010 on behalf of the League of Women Voters of South Carolina. His analysis of the November 2018 general election shows the ES&S (Election Systems & Software) voting system's deficiencies lead to significant errors that can damage election integrity and voter confidence.

There is no fee to attend this virtual meeting.  You can hear our speaker and enjoy your lunch in the safety of your own home. Zoom will be our teleconference provider. However, to make sure our teleconference is secure, you must register on our website by using the button below. The day before the meeting we will email all registrants a secure link. Click on that link and you will connect to the meeting through Zoom. To fully particpate in the meeting sign up for a free download of the Zoom app at

About Our Speaker

Duncan A. Buell received the Ph. D. degree in 1976 in mathematics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and was an assistant and associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at Louisiana State University.  From 1986 to 2000 he worked on high performance computing and computational mathematics at the Institute for Defense Analyses in support of the National Security Agency, and in 1997 was part of a team that received a Meritorious Unit Citation from Director of Central Intelligence George Tenet for “a stunning achievement” that required the largest single computation ever made in the US intelligence community.  He joined the University of South Carolina in October 2000 as a professor and served nine years as chair of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and a year as interim college dean.  He has research interests in electronic voting and digital humanities and has since 2010 been analyzing the election data that comes from the electronic voting system used in South Carolina.


The SOB Democratic Club Campaign Office will be opening very soon. It will be located at 2 Matthews Drive, Hilton Head Island across the street from Goodwill. We will make an email announcement  when we open. 

We need everyone on deck for this election. Please volunteer in anyway you can for nationl or local elections.

Tuesday, June 9

Thank you to Patrick Snowman, MD for his presentation to the club on COVID-19: FACTS, ASPIRATIONS AND PREDICTING THE FUTURE. If you were unable to attend, please click on this link to see the video of Dr. Snowman's presenation courtsey of Jolyn Bowler of the Hilton Head Island Computer Club.

The first video is the "speaker view" where the view of who is speaking shows. The second video is edited down and it is just the slide presentation by Dr. Patrick Snowman.


We need to start fundraising now for 2020! Dining With Dems is a lot of fun and a very important piece of our fundraising. You can help by volunteering to host a Dining With Dems event at your home. If you are interested, please contact Sally Nicastre at for details.

We would really love to host some of these events in Bluffton. If you are one of our Bluffton supporters, we hope you will consider volunteering.  

The Beaufort County Politics page includes maps of all relevant electoral districts in Beaufort County as well as a list of all incumbents in most elected positions in the County.

Information about voting in Beaufort County includes how to register to vote, how to vote in person or absentee in person or by mail.

Several months before each election, the League of Women Voters website, VOTE411.COM, assembles excellent information about all candidates in national and local elections. You can compare the candidates' positions on a variety of issues and build a personalized sample ballot.


The Democratic Club SOB is a member of the Lowcountry Liberals Summit, a coalition of fourteen local liberal organizations.  It is a way for liberal-leaning organizations to meet, get to know one another personally, exchange ideas and seek ways to be involved in mutual areas of interest, activities and action. This summit group has significantly enhanced communication, information sharing and cooperative efforts for action, protests, elections, issues awareness and other outcomes.

One of the many benefits is a combined calendar of events of all liberal events in the area. To see this calendar, go to


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Democratic Club of Beaufort County South of the Broad

P.O. Box 23523 | Hilton Head Island, SC 29925 |

2018 Campaign Headquarters,

2 Matthews Court, Hilton Head Island, SC  29926