electronic voting fraud

Electronic Voter Fraud: Cause for Concern?

A university statistician believes she has found patterns of anomalies in the elections in Kansas. She suspects electronic voter fraud and has requested to review the vote machine’s paper tape (record).

Beth Clarkson, of Wichita State’s National Institute for Aviation Research has sued the state of Kansas for the opportunity to review the voter tape of Sedgwick County to ensure that it is consistent with the election results from the last several elections. The voter tape records every key stroke that voters make on the machines. If they are inconsistent with the reported election results, it would point to electronic voter fraud and vote manipulation. Oddly Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, self-proclaimed as being tough on voter fraud, has asked the Judge to deny her request. The same Kris Kobach who was so intent on ending voter fraud he pushed for legislation giving him the power to prosecute voter fraud and says he will begin to do so sometime this month (September), is now asking a Judge to stop an independent investigation into suspected voter fraud.

Clarkson is also asserting that this pattern is seen not just in Kansas, but throughout the nation. Unfortunately, not every electronic voting machine has a voter tape record. Many actually have no paper trail at all.

Electronic Voter Fraud

Electronic Voter Fraud is primarily viewed as manipulating the software, the results, or interfering with the voting machines. It is also reasonable to include election officials who certify results from elections when there is evidence of machine malfunctions.

Reports of machine malfunction and fraud is not new or isolated:

Neither are the reports that electronic voting machines are easy to hack:

Given these facts, it seems unreasonable for anyone to want to keep a well respected statistician with a Doctorate degree from investigating the possibility of rigged or manipulated electronic votes. Voters have a right to be concerned that their vote is being counted and counted correctly.

It also bring other questions to mind: Should we be using electronic voting machines? Can we find a way to make the process more secure?

Ensuring all machines have voter tape to verify would likely help, but what does the voter tape record when the machine doesn’t read the key stroke correctly (like in the video above)?

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Erin Georgen

I am a graphic designer, small business owner, writer, artist, and parent... among a million other things. Finding ways to be more involved in things that are important to me is something I strive for, both personally and professionally. This is why I became involved with voterfraudfacts.com. The preventing voter fraud and improving voter access are both extremely important issues that effect all Americans. Even if you chose not to participate in the election process, you are still depending on a fair and balanced process to be accessible for the more civic minded within your community.