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.
“It’s morally wrong to have proprietary software running our elections,” Clarkson said. “You can’t do that and have a democracy. This isn’t even a partisan matter; it’s a matter of not being transparent and secure.”
Salinans who attended the lecture expressed their support for Clarkson.
Bev Harris, of BlackBoxVoting.org, who I spoke with earlier today, described the higher vote totals in the down ballot races as a “significant anomaly”. She tells me that, at least until more records are requested and examined, the KY-Gov’s race “has to be looked at as a questionable outcome, particularly because of the discrepancies in the down ballot races. More votes in those races and not at the top…that just doesn’t happen.”
For those who think vote rigging is a crazy conspiracy theory:
Five Clay County officials, including the circuit court judge, the county clerk, and election officers were arrested Thursday after they were indicted on federal charges accusing them of using corrupt tactics to obtain political power and personal gain. […] According to the indictment, these alleged criminal actions affected the outcome of federal, local, and state primary and general elections in 2002, 2004, and 2006.
The truth is that the Wichita statistician is a far greater champion of election integrity than Mr. Voter ID himself. … Clarkson may seem like an unlikely crusader for election integrity, but as long as Kobach and other powers-that-be are hiding the records, her concerns will only gain credibility.