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eridani Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-15-07 02:11 AM
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20. The OP is making an entirely different argument
It is NOT directly attempting to evaluate raw vs. weighted data this time. Did you miss their starting point--that the weighted data was correct, and that they were starting from that assumption and instead looking at the data about who voted where? Seems to me they demonstrated that the weighted data showed a 66% increase in voter turnout in large cities, which does not at all correspond to the actual value of 16%. Back in high school geometry we did that sort of thing all the time--follow the logical sequelae from an initial theorem, and if you wound up with a contradiction, the initial theorem had to be wrong.

It isn't last year's argument any more.
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