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creeksneakers2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-11-08 10:03 AM
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60. I don't agree with those facts.
Exit polls were changed to reflect the final tally but the exit poll results showed an extremely close race before updating occurred. At 8:00 they had Obama up by 1 point. That's far from the pre-election polls and very close to the final result.

Hand counted precincts had Obama up by 5%. Again, the exit poll had Obama by 1%, so that isn't a match. Comparing hand counted election results is apples to oranges, because smaller municipalities are more likely to hand count and bigger ones are more likely to use the machines. Its very possible that Obama did better in small towns than Hillary but worse in bigger municipalities. When the data is normalized to compare apples to apples, the machine counts and the automated counts match.
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