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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-12-09 02:46 PM
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6. Oh, and maybe you can explain how 19 broken machines out of 7,000 in NYC...
...can result in Kerrys winning NY margin being "cut drastically."

Do you even know how many votes can possibly be cast on 19 lever machines?

Do you know ANYTHING about lever machines?

Have you ever examined the guts of a lever machines, or read the patents?

Have you ever witnessed the election-night canvass of a lever machine?

Have you ever even voted on lever machine?

Give me a break. You join DU just to post a rant about the evils of lever machines? Who put you up to it?

If this is an innocent mistake, fine. It's not too late to admit that you're out of your depth. Lots of folks confuse levers with punch cards for some strange reason. Maybe you've been misinformed by them.

But 19 machine failures out of 7,000 is about as good as it gets on ANY system. And NY had too few undervotes in the 2004 election to affect Kerry's margin much at all. (Even if ALL the undervotes were for Kerry, it would change the margin by less than 1%.)
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