Introduction A few weeks ago, Wisconsin state election commissioners voted unanimously voted to end the use of the Optech Eagle optical scanner. This was due to reports during the recount and shortly afterwards that this machine appeared to be more unreliable than others. The above suggests that at least some optical scanners used in Wisconsin were faulty, but what is not clear is whether these faults could have been favouring one side over another. This would not be the case in counties recounted by hand;…Continue Reading “The effect of optical scanners on reducing turnout in the 2016 Wisconsin election”

P.S. Interactive online Carto maps of the vote in 2016 and the change in vote from 2012 to 2016 accompany these posts (municipality level). Go play with the data! Also, the code underlying the analysis described here can be found at Github. The .csv file used in the models on this page are named modeldfward.repunit.r.csv (original data). Introduction A previous analysis suggested that the Wisconsin 2016 vote may have been affected by the extent of the use of the AVC Edge voting machine (also known…Continue Reading “Republican vote 2016 with voting machines at reporting unit level”

Introduction My previous analysis suggested that the Wisconsin 2016 vote may have been affected by the extent of the use of voting machines (also known as touchscreen voting systems, or direct recording electronic voting, DRE, machines). This post shows that the use of Sequoia Dominion AVC Edge voting machines in Wisconsin municipalities in the 2016 Republican primary and 2016 Presidential election was strongly and positively correlated with higher votes for Trump, even when considered alongside a large number of municipality-level demographic, income, educational, and election-related…Continue Reading “Influence of Sequoia AVC Edge touchscreen use on the Wisconsin Trump vote”