“I don’t think we have safety in our elections right now,” says Dr. Beth Clarkson. “As long as we are using these machines that are vulnerable, and have no verification, how can we claim we have secure elections?” Clarkson is suing Secretary of State Kris Kobach. She sued in 2014, but this time, she says it is different. “Last time, I asked for records for my precinct,” says Clarkson. “This time, I’m asking for a completely anonymous sample. Anonymous. I can pull a sample in a way that will preserve anonymity by making sure that we only sample voting stations that have multiple machines.” continues Dr. Clarkson. “Because they don’t track which machine goes where. The machines that we use are considered vulnerable, shall we say, to hacking. There’s nothing done after the election to ensure that the machine results that are reported are accurate.”
Secretary of State Kris Kobach is named in the lawsuit along with Sedgwick County Elections Commissioner Tabitha Lehman.
Clarkson is suing specifically to get paper records. “It’s called a real-time audit tape. It’s only a few inches wide but it’s a very long piece of paper,” says Dr. Clarkson. “And every keystroke a voter hits is recorded on this. It’s called a real-time audit log, or, RTAL. It’s the equivalent of going to do a paper ballot count.”
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