A Wichita State University mathematician suing Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman isn’t optimistic that she’ll win her case.
Wichita State University’s Beth Clarkson (who is also chief statistician of WSU’s National Institute for Aviation Research) discovered “odd patterns” in Kansas electoral voting records, so she requested public docs to help her get to the bottom of things — requests that state officials ignored, dodged, and stalled.
I should point out that I did not “discover” these patterns; I have merely confirmed them.
I have an interview scheduled for Noon on Thursday, Aug 20th with Andy Hooser with the Wichita Station KQAM, 1480 AM.
Wish me luck!
The state of Kansas has difficulty getting good press. This is for a certain reason….think of it this way–
“She actually had a perfect opportunity to do some of the analysis she wanted to do during the contest period. Any registered voter in the relevant district in Kansas can bring a contest to challenge election results, so she has had multiple opportunities to do that,” Kobach said. “But Kansas law is very clear (that) after the contest period expires … the ballots are sealed after the contest period.”
It is worth note that I did, in fact, attempt to look at election results during the “contest period.” I was denied access.