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SoCalDemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-05-04 01:28 AM
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225. For those who claim people lie to exit polls
In several states they apparently always tell the truth.

at 10:36PM in NewHampshire, everyone was telling the truth because the exit polls matched the results within 0.1%

at 9:39PM in Nevada, everyone was still telling the truth. The exit polls matched the results within 0.1%

at 11:03pm in Maine, people were still telling the truth and exit polls matched the results within 0.5%


In Ohio, a Diebold machine subtracted 25,000 votes from John Kerry. The same thing happened in a Florida precinct in 2000.

At 1:36am CST the organization that publishes the exit polling data modified the data to coincide with the results of the election in a number of states. Here is a screen shot from just one of those states, showing what they did. The resulting data was aligned with the Bush victory.

BEFORE


AFTER


Some of you are good at math. Run the numbers. You'll see Kerry actually lost votes and all of the 57 new votes added apparently went to Bush. Look at the increase in both Men and Women voting for Bush after they adulterated the data.

I'm not suggesting it was a conspiracy. The AP took massive heat in 2000 over exit polling. They may well of modified it just to cover their ass and get the results back in line with what was being reported. I spoke with a reporter, who had spoken to CNN. According to the reporter, CNN said they had "oversampled blacks" and that was why they made the adjustment. The adjustment as it were, was made across numerous states, all at the same time in the late hours of the night.

I findi it improbable, especially in states like Maine where there are virtually no black voters to begin with.
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