Kansas officials stonewall mathematician investigating voting machines

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.

Clarkson’s analysis of results from November 2014’s election indicated that some machines had been “sabotaged,” so she requested the suspect machines’ paper-audit tapes (which do not record how each voter voted, merely timestamped votes with associated metadata); the election officials of Sedgwick County told her she’d have to sue them to gain access to them. …


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