Election Justice USA Report: Did Voting Issues Cost Bernie 184 Delegates?

EJUSA Suspects Computer Hacking

According to its report, EJUSA suspects that much of the voter registration problems may have been due to computer hacking: "in many cases, the changes to voter registrations are provably back-dated in official electronic records." Voter purges also disproportionately affected specific groups, EJUSA pointed out, such as Hispanic voters in Brooklyn when 121,000 voters were purged from the rolls, and groups that were overwhelming in support of Sanders, such as no-party affiliated voters. (EJUSA Report Page 4 & 5)


EJUSA suggested that irregular patterns seen in precinct-level Democratic vote tallies suggested tampering of electronic voter machines. For example, exit polls showed that the voter counts differed greatly from exit poll projections, but only in Democratic primaries, not Republican, even when those polls were conducted on the same day, in the same precincts, by the same interviewers, and with the same methodologies, according to EJUSA's report. (EJUSA Page 6)


Fritz Scheuren, 100th president of the American Statistical Association, is quoted in the report on page 7: "As a statistician, I find the results of the 2016 primary voting unusual. In fact, I found the patterns unexpected [and even] suspicious. There is a greater degree of smoothness in the outcomes than the roughness that is typical in raw/real data."


EJUSA is arguing that an algorithm may have been applied to electronically counted votes. As quoted on page 7: "The proposed algorithm would have increased Clinton's share of the vote and decreased Sanders' share...by an increasing percentage as precinct size by total vote increased..." Using this analysis, EJUSA wrote that it believes an upper limit of 184 pledged delegates could have been lost by Sanders as a result of these actions. (Election Justice USA/Democracy Lost Report)