An expert on the inner workings of elections is being called upon by Shasta County’s Registrar of Voters to counter recent claims that cast doubt on the county’s voting process. Three weeks ago the Board of Supervisors was asked to retain ballots from the 2020 election by people clinging to the idea that fraud had been committed. The request was denied, as it was determined to be in violation of the law to retain the materials beyond 22 months after the election. At that same meeting the chambers heard a statement by Douglas Frank, a mathematician from Ohio who has been touring the country to spread doubt about Trump’s defeat. That evening Frank gave a presentation hosted by the Shasta Freedom Coalition at $20 a head. Frank’s data has been disproven repeatedly and his methodology has been shown to be invalid. His appearance has rekindled distrust locally and has prompted some potentially illegal voter intimidation. Still, it’s difficult for much of the general public to grasp some of the concepts being presented. Registrar of Voters Cathy Darling-Allen wants everyone to hear from a respected and credentialed academic who will debunk Frank’s allegation. Professor Justin Grimmer is a Stanford Political Science Professor and a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. On Monday afternoon at 5:30PM he’ll appear in a free publicly accessible webinar. There’s a link on the KQMS Facebook page.