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Zorra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-04-04 07:06 PM
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98. I believe 7 counties in Ohio use electronic voting.
Edited on Thu Nov-04-04 07:18 PM by Zorra
(Disclaimer: This info may not be accurate, I am just going by what I researched in a short period of time, and someone better at math may want to check my info, stats, and figures. The websites below might give someone a start on more in depth research.)

The counties below are listed on the verified voting Ohio map as counties that use electronic voting machines. I do not know if these counties also use other types of voting methods. Assuming that all voting in these counties is done on electronic voting machines, I calculate (I am not a math wiz) that if less than 10% of the votes cast on these machines were switched from Kerry to Bush, they would equal the Bush margin of "victory" in Ohio. It is also possible that some of Kerry's votes were given to other candidates such as Badnarik and Peroutka. On the surface it looks like switching this number of votes would be a piece of cake on an inauditable system, but

I don't know exactly what type of evoting machines are used in these counties, so I can't figure out exactly how easily the votes could be stolen. And there are probably other variables that I am not aware of.

Lake: Bush: 60,615 Kerry: 57,471
Mahoning: Bush: 47,968 Kerry: 81,500
Franklin: Bush:234,196 Kerry: 275,573
Knox: Bush:16,677 Kerry: 9,613
Pickaway: Bush: 13,864 Kerry:8,388
Ross: Bush: 16,940 Kerry:13,701
Auglaize: Bush: 16,437 Kerry: 5,729

858,672 votes total I believe. (Combined population of these counties is about 1,800,000 I think.)

Figures and info were taken from these websites, and I googled the populations of the counties and made a rough calculation:

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004//pages/results/states/...

http://verifiedvoting.org/verifier/map.php?&topic_strin...

http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2004//pages/results/states/... /

http://verifiedvoting.org/verifier/index.php?topic_stri...
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