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Usrename Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-08 09:13 AM
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83. Yes, it was odd to me that the VNS guy was on live.
That's one reason it's so memorable. And he also had a telestrator with a satelite map of FL, which also struck me as odd. I guess they watch the weather too, in order to refine their data.

So what exactly is your point?

There are many studies of the ballot spoilage in FL. I very quickly found a few using the google. It's not all that complicated.


Democracy Counts
The Media Consortium Florida Ballot Project


The overvoting also showed a very notable difference in which candidates were
named on the overvoted ballots. Gores name appeared on 80,772 of the overvotes
compared to 40,073 for Bush, indicating that overvotes may have had the largest impact
on Floridas election. Voters included both Bush and Gore on 11,409 overvoted ballots.
Only 4,384, or 3.9 percent, of overvotes had neither Bush nor Gore included.


http://www.aei.org/docLib/20040526_KeatingPaper.pdf



U.S. Civil Rights Commission Report

Approximately 11 percent of Florida voters were African American; however, African Americans cast about 54 percent of the 180,000 spoiled ballots in Florida during the November 2000 election based on estimates derived from county-level data. These statewide estimates were corroborated by the results in several counties based on actual precinct data.


http://www.usccr.gov/pubs/vote2000/report/exesum.htm


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