Voter Fraud in Kansas – Sec of State Wants Mandatory Voting Machine Audits

Trust but verify.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s decades long crusade for tougher measures continues:

From the Kansas City Star:

Secretary of State Kris Kobach is proposing to have Kansas counties audit voting results Kris-Kobach1immediately after the state’s primary and general elections.

Kobach outlined a measure Monday that would require all counties to manually audit 1-percent of their election returns, starting with state elections in 2018. The Kansas House Elections Committee agreed to sponsor his proposal as a bill.

The Republican said the measure is a response to calls for his office to allow private parties to audit election equipment. He said state law doesn’t currently allow it. “It goes well beyond what most states do,” Kobach said.

Kobach had come under fire when he turned down requests from Beth Clarkson, a Wichita State University statistician, to review Sedgwick County voting machine tapes from 2014. Clarkson said she had identified anomalies in election results.

Paper audits of voting machines makes sense.  There needs to be some way to go back and take a look and see if there are any discrepancies.  Trust but verify… for the conspiracy people.

Our voting process should be sacrosanct, but it’s not.

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