Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Would be sensational, if true...

Activists Urge Hillary Clinton to Challenge Election Results: Last Thursday, the activists held a conference call with Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta and campaign general counsel Marc Elias to make their case, according to a source briefed on the call. The academics presented findings showing that in Wisconsin, Clinton received 7 percent fewer votes in counties that relied on electronic-voting machines compared with counties that used optical scanners and paper ballots. Based on this statistical analysis, Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes; she lost Wisconsin by 27,000. While it’s important to note the group has not found proof of hacking or manipulation, they are arguing to the campaign that the suspicious pattern merits an independent review — especially in light of the fact that the Obama White House has accused the Russian government of hacking the Democratic National Committee.
Even if an audit did not show hacking across enough States to make a difference to Trump getting at least 270, it would be a sensational development if there were any hacking done to favour him. 


not trampis said...

Sounds more like sour grapes. A shame Clinton did not campaign there at all!

Mayan said...

It might be sour grapes, but it is an interesting pattern. Many people, of all political hues, have long had reservations about voting machines. There is no requirement for their source code to be open, and some do not keep another record on paper.

The whole thing makes one appreciate the system of elections we have here. It's not perfect, but it's not bad.