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Kobach and Sedgwick County Seek to Block Release of Voting Machine Records

Source: wibwnewsnow.com

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Sedgwick County election officials have asked a court to block the release of voting machine logs.

Kobach contends records sought by Wichita State University mathematician Beth Clarkson aren’t subject to the Kansas open records act, and their disclosure’s prohibited under state law.

Clarkson says what she’s seen so far reflects a troubling trend.

Clarkson said “This is not a random distribution. We are seeing a very definite trend here that the larger the precinct is, the higher the percentage of the Republican vote is.”


Read more: http://www.wibwnewsnow.com/kobach-and-sedgwick-county-seek-to-block-release-of-voting-machine-records/

AP article 8/23/15 -- Kansas mathematician not optimistic about suit seeking ballot audit

Update on Beth Clarkson's lawsuit in Kansas.

link:
http://cjonline.com/news/2015-08-23/mathematician-not-optimistic-about-suit-seeking-ballot-audit

from link:
WICHITA — A Wichita State University mathematician says she’s not optimistic that she’ll win her lawsuit seeking ballot information so she can perform an audit of the 2014 election.

Beth Clarkson is suing Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and Sedgwick County Election Commissioner Tabitha Lehman. She says she identified anomalies with election results in Sedgwick County and wants to audit them, The Wichita Eagle (http://bit.ly/1E8AnnU) reported.

Clarkson filed an unsuccessful suit in 2012 and told supporters in an Aug. 19 newsletter that several lawyers have told her that she would lose her case this time, too.

“Those who aren’t so definitive don’t seem particularly optimistic,” she wrote. “So far, I’ve been of the opinion that I can lose just as easily all by myself, so I’m still acting as my own attorney.”



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This situation in Kansas needs all the attention it can get.

Garbage ‘patch’ is much worse than believed, entrepreneur says

Source: sfgate

It is known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch — a mass of plastic floating debris estimated to be twice the size of Texas and concentrated between California and Hawaii.

But to Boyan Slat, the 21-year-old Dutch entrepreneur who is orchestrating what he envisions as the largest ocean cleanup effort in history, “patch” is far too gentle a term. He prefers “ticking time bomb.”

On Sunday, the seasick-prone Slat watched safely from on shore as the 170-foot mother ship of the 30-vessel “mega expedition” docked in San Francisco with its haul of several tons of plastic debris.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Entrepreneur-thinks-garbage-patch-is-far-6460890.php



It's a start!

There is something important happening in Kansas right now

One thing I think DU can do well is raise awareness of important issues.
There may have been election fraud in Kansas last November.
That's as important as it gets, and this issue is receiving very little attention.

I'd like to recommend this interesting OP in the Kansas forum about this.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/1052598#post2
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