Thursday, August 6, 2015

Keeping Their Eyes Off The Ball



In another perfect example of Republican misdirection aimed at keeping voters looking away from their deceptions, there's the constant harangue over in-person voter fraud, which has led to laws whose real purpose is to keep Democratic voters from being able to vote. (Happily, one such was just declared to be in violation of what's left of the Civil Rights Act. Sadly, that'll stand only till it gets kicked up to the Supremes, at which point, as per John Roberts' view that there's no more discrimination, it'll be upheld.)

Meanwhile, they've managed to keep attention away from their voting machines, generally manufactured by shady R-owned companies, big donors to R candidates. Questions have occasionally been raised but, compared to the non-existent but over-hyped issue of illegal voting, it gets no traction. Meanwhile:

... According to the Wichita Eagle, Wichita State mathematician Beth Clarkson has found irregularities in election returns from Sedgwick County, along with other counties throughout the United States, but has faced stiff opposition from the state in trying to confirm whether the irregularities are fraud or other, less-nefarious anomalies. 
Analyzing election returns at a precinct level, Clarkson found that candidate support was correlated, to a statistically significant degree, with the size of the precinct. In Republican primaries, the bias has been toward the establishment candidates over tea partiers. In general elections, it has favored Republican candidates over Democrats, even when the demographics of the precincts in question suggested that the opposite should have been true...

"Stiff opposition." Gee, I wonder why.

These guys are evil geniuses, I'll give them that.

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2 comments:

Dr Strangelove said...

Wow. I don't remember seeing anything about the Kansas elections. It seems as though it hasn't gotten the national attention that it deserves. I hope that Ms. Clarkson has the resources to take her suit all the way if she needs to. Should it get to the US Supreme Court and be declined or dismissed, I think that it would have an effect on 2016 elections. Kansas may try to just drag it out hoping that she'll just go away.

Perhaps part of a future Herald column?

Sid Schwab said...

Yes, it'd be a good topic.

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