Election integrity activist and statistician Beth Clarkson has written an open letter to Sen. Bernie Sanders, urging the Democratic presidential candidate to seek verification of the March 1 Oklahoma primary results.
Regardless of party affiliation, I believe it is vital to the health of our democracy for citizens to trust in our voting system, especially when the appearance of partisan bias might lead to a lack of confidence in the neutrality of election officials. We build trust by providing accurate, effective, and transparent audits.
[Judge] Lahey told Rathbun that he “won the battle” because the case could go to trial on the question of whether to have a recount. But he “lost the war,” because Clarkson won’t get access to the ballot tapes even if she wins at trial.
Whatever happens to the ongoing lawsuit by a Wichita statistician seeking to audit Sedgwick County election results, Kansas needs to clear the way for such reasonable checks on the accuracy of its voting machines.
Statistician Beth Clarkson has been in the news about her efforts to audit Sedgwick County voting machine tapes from the 2014 election. She presented a series of questionable statistical voting patterns linked with electronic voting machines at today’s K-State Salina Polytechnic’s Civic Luncheon.