How accurate are elections in our state? There will be a presentation by Statistician Beth Clarkson about the accuracy of our election results at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, at Homer Cole Senior Center, 3003 N. Joplin St., in Pittsburg.

Dr. Clarkson is Chief Statistician at Wichita State's National Institute for Aviation Research, and has 30 years experience in her field of Statistics. She has been looking at voting machine accuracy around the nation since the year 2000, using Cumulative Vote Share Analysis (CVS).

In the 2014 election in Kansas, when Brownback and others were elected, she found “anomalies all over the place” in Sedgwick County. She attempted to review the paper trail of the election, including filing an unsuccessful lawsuit against Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach to obtain voting records.

Dr. Clarkson will share her efforts to improve accuracy and analysis of our elections. Voter fraud by individual voters is extremely rare but election fraud, when voting machines may be hacked or those responsible for holding elections may rig the system, is another matter. There have been recounts or lawsuits over presidential elections in 2000 in Florida, 2004 in Ohio, and 2016 in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania. Possible Russian influence of our last election is currently being investigated in Congress. How are we doing here in Kansas? Come and hear Dr. Clarkson's analysis. The public is invited and the event is free, although donations to help defray costs will be accepted. The event is being sponsored by Women for Kansas.