Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump may want to start asking for recounts. While normal voters can’t ask for them, candidates do have the right to demand manual recounts in some states. According to Beth Clarkson, if they did, the would discover irrefutable evidence of problems with the vote. On Bernie Sanders side, there is already irrefutable evidence of voter fraud supporting Hillary Clinton, using just her husband’s behavior in Massachusetts. The tactics described by Ms. Clarkson can also be used on Donald Trump, and he, too, may want to start paying attention.
Mrs. Clinton’s anger and temper tantrums are well documented. It would be surprising if the loss of Michigan has not left her feeling both angry and more than a little desperate. This is her second run. She won’t get a third. Add to that the DNC’s more than aggressive support for Mrs. Clinton, and Bill Clinton’s current voter fraud efforts, and suddenly voter machine manipulation no longer seems quite so incredible. It’s not like it has never happened before, though it is designed to be subtle.
Beth Clarkson lives in Kansas and is a professional statistician and an ASQ Certified Quality Engineer. She found certain patterns in the election results, and was quite astonished. She found that, as the votes in a precinct increase, so does the vote share for the candidate favored by the Washington establishment. Beth states this pattern is not the result of random chance and voter demographics do not explain it. She believes places like South Carolina and parts of Kansas, where no paper trail exists, or Arizona where the manual hand counting of ballots is not permitted, are especially open to this kind of manipulation.
In states having paper trails, Beth suggests asking for manual recounts of the paper ballots and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trails (VVPAT) whenever possible. Voting laws vary from state to state, and normally provide very little time to request recounts. It is historically accurate to suggest many jurisdictions will balk and try to avoid the recount by using various legal stall tactics A random sample of precincts is sufficient. Ms. Clarkson believes the effort should be made, not just for Bernie and Donald, but for the future of American Democracy.
With the other forms of voter fraud taking place in the primaries, Ms. Clarkson’s concern is a valid one, and worthy of the candidates consideration. Thank you, Beth Clarkson, for your efforts to keep America a Democracy.