Some news coverage of my efforts:
Clarkson said the only way to be absolutely sure of the count is to do it by hand and do it in public with observers.
While she acknowledges that kind of counting would take longer, she said it was done that way for decades before computers came on the scene and is still a common practice in European democracies.
In fact, the Netherlands announced last month that it would use hand-marked and hand-counted votes for its legislative elections, to prevent possible hacking by Russian government operatives.
ELECTION INTEGRITY ACTIVIST WANTS SANDERS TO CHECK OKLAHOMA BALLOTS
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.
In Kansas, ‘a voter cannot verify their vote was counted as it was cast’
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: Wichita State statistician can’t have tapes to audit voting machines
[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.
via Wichita Eagle Editorial, Rhonda Holman:
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.