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Febble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-14-07 09:08 AM
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11. Sancho, it doesn't sound to me
as though you've actually engaged with the argument I have been making. I was extremely interested in the possibility that the exit poll data might offer evidence in support of the theory that the count had been manipulated, and I tested several hypotheses arising from that theory. The data did not support the hypotheses. On the other hand the data DID support hypotheses arising from the theory that the sample selection was biased.

Please don't attribute to me views I do not hold. I do think that a discrepancy between exit poll responses and the official count can be an indicator of a manipulated election. I thought it possible that the exit poll data from 2004 might indicate a manipulated election. But they didn't. They actually contra-indicated vote corruption on a massive scale, although they did not and could not indicate whether or not vote corruption had occurred on a local scale.

But mandatory random manual audits would be a much better way than exit polls of indicating whether or not the count has been corrupted, which is why I think that HR811 is a huge step in the direction of greater election integrity.
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