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”