A mathematician at Wichita State University who wanted to check the accuracy of some Kansas voting machines after finding odd patterns in election returns said she is finding out how difficult it can be to get government officials to turn over public documents.
According to the Wichita Eagle, Wichita State mathematician Beth Clarkson has found irregularities in election returns from Sedgwick County, along with other counties throughout the United States, but has faced stiff opposition from the state in trying to confirm whether the irregularities are fraud or other, less-nefarious anomalies.
With such an open disapproval for the governor, it goes back to the question, how did he get reelected? One woman may have an answer for that. Beth Clarkson, a Wichita State mathematician, has found irregularities in election returns in Sedgwick and other counties. While Clarkson is not outright claiming voter fraud, she is wanting to see if that is a possibility, or if it is just normal anomalies.
“Statisticians examining results of the 2012 Republican primary election in Iowa, New Hampshire, Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, Alabama, Louisiana, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Kentucky noticed a peculiar phenomenon. In race after race, once the vote tally exceeded 500, establishment candidates appeared to get a disproportionate number of votes than did tea party candidates.”