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Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:25 PM

Dean Chambers Has Reneged.

As you may recall if you followed Dean's site, his final official projection was that Romney would win 275 electoral votes; a far cry from his original 359, but quite close to Nate Silver's 242.5. Did I hear an echo? Meanwhile, Nate Silver's projection at 11:59 on election eve was 222.7. (This changed to 225.0 on election day.)

Romney, as we all know, ended up winning 206 electoral votes. This meant that Dean owed me over a thousand dollars. I sent a PayPal link for him to pay me.

Would it surprise anyone to learn that Dean refused to pay?

He tried to pretend that he never thought the wager was for real money. He also took the position that the bet we made is illegal because of online gambling laws, the kind that prevent online casino businesses from collecting money or running wagers as a third party, but do not prohibit private, social wagers, either on the federal level or in our respective home states. I told Dean this, and he responded by linking to several websites along the line of Yahoo! Answers addressed completely different subjects. When that failed, he simply started repeating himself.


More at http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/13/1161290/-Dean-Chambers-Has-Reneged

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Chichiri Nov 2012 OP
LadyHawkAZ Nov 2012 #1
krawhitham Nov 2012 #2
aletier_v Nov 2012 #3
krawhitham Nov 2012 #4
leftlibdem420 Nov 2012 #5
LeftofObama Nov 2012 #6
Dark n Stormy Knight Nov 2012 #7
alcibiades_mystery Nov 2012 #8
BainsBane Nov 2012 #9

Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:38 PM

1. I was wondering what happened with that

and it went pretty much as I expected it would.

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:42 PM

2. not shocked

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:44 PM

3. thanks for the update. I wondered what the final amount was.

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:47 AM

4. K&R

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 02:56 AM

5. Time to harass him till he pays up.

 

Maybe Anonymous should pay him a visit.

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:32 AM

6. Thanks for the update.

I was wondering if he would ever pay up!

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:16 AM

7. Not just a loser, but a real loser.

Hopefully his rep is sunk.

Though he does now have a ridiculous "Was the election stolen?" poll on his site.

No more reliable than his prediction model. You can vote more than once using anonymous proxies.

unskewedpolls.com (In case anyone thinks it's worth upping his hit count to DU the bogus poll.)

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:16 AM

8. No honor

Pathetic.

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Response to Chichiri (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:40 AM

9. I'm in shock

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