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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:11 PM

Corrected information!

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ETA: Here is the statement from the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections website:
Note* - turnout percentages will show over 100% due to a two page ballot. the tabulation system (GEMS) provides voter turnout as equal to the total cards cast in the election divided by the number of registered voters. also note that some voters chose not to return by mail the second card containing the amendments.
http://www.slcelections.com/


Thank you, LisaL for pointing me to the correct answer!
(I had the link directly to the PDF of results and missed that note on the St. Lucie Supervisor of Elections website.

My husband just brought this into me. According to the State of Votes Cast from the State of Florida Division of Elections (http://www.slcelections.com/Pdf%20Docs/2012%20General/rescan/GEMS%20SOVC%20REPORT.pdf), All but one precinct had more than 100% turnout.

According to their totals, the county has 175554 registered voters and 247383 ballots were cast.

In the Presidential race, they show 175554 registered voters and 123301 votes cast in that race.

This is very strange. I am not sure what to make of it!

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csziggy Nov 2012 OP
AlGoreRhythms Nov 2012 #1
LisaL Nov 2012 #3
AlGoreRhythms Nov 2012 #5
LisaL Nov 2012 #2
muriel_volestrangler Nov 2012 #6
AlGoreRhythms Nov 2012 #8
LisaL Nov 2012 #9
Blue4Texas Nov 2012 #11
bluerum Nov 2012 #12
teddy51 Nov 2012 #4
LisaL Nov 2012 #7
flowomo Nov 2012 #10
Downwinder Nov 2012 #13

Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:13 PM

1. odd...

very odd

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Response to AlGoreRhythms (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:15 PM

3. No, it's not.

Has to do with ballots having more than one page.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:19 PM

5. oh, that makes much more sense n/t

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:14 PM

2. It's all explained on the website.

Ballot had more than one page. So they count each page as the ballot cast.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:19 PM

6. Please, everyone - read this post above before you comment

It is simple - there were 2 cards handed out (you can see the number of cards registered for each question is one value for the first questions, and then another value for the second, since it seems some people didn't bother filling in the 2nd one). So 'cards divided by registered voters' is really about twice the true turnout value.

I don't want to see anyone recommending this thread before the OP has been edited to explain this. Let's not look as stupid about this as the freepers did a couple of days ago.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:22 PM

8. sorry about that, the page wouldn't load for me

and when i tried to find an explanation i could only find right wing blogs talking about it

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Response to AlGoreRhythms (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:22 PM

9. Cause they are trying to claim there was some sort of fraud, when there wasn't.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:23 PM

11. Thank you

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #6)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:24 PM

12. Thanks for the info

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:16 PM

4. Oh, lol I think you know what to make of it... a teeny bit

 

of voter fraud there.

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Response to teddy51 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:21 PM

7. No, they already explained it.

The ballot had two parts, they count each part as ballots cast.
It doesn't equal 141% voter turnout.

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:23 PM

10. here is the exact statement/explanation

from the website:

"note* - turnout percentages will show over 100% due to a two page ballot. the tabulation system (GEMS) provides voter turnout as equal to the total cards cast in the election divided by the number of registered voters. also note that some voters chose not to return by mail the second card containing the amendments."

http://www.slcelections.com/

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Response to csziggy (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:08 PM

13. So, they counted the number of cards

passed through the machine without differentiating between page 1 and page 2. Sloppy but not criminal.

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