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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-14-09 05:23 PM
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16. Are you going to answer my question or not?: How many lever machines had to be hacked...
...to account for the 2004 exit poll discrepancy?

Let me help you out a little: There were about (8,000,000 / 20,000) votes on each machine. That's 400 Presidential votes per machine on average. There can be no more than 999 votes per machine, but it's typically limited to about 800. More than that, and a second machine is provided in advance, based on the number of registered voters in each precinct. Using your exit poll numbers, how many machines would have to be hacked? Try it 2 ways:

1. Hacked to produce undervotes for Kerry (not possible since the undervote rate was only 0.77% in 2004) and
2. Hacked to produce switched votes from Kerry to Bush (not physically possible during elections on these machines).

Even though both of these methods are not possible in the amounts necessary to explain your numbers, try it just for fun.

#1 would require twice as many machines as #2 (even though it's impossible) and
#2 would require half as many machines as #1 (although it's even MORE impossible).

But just for the fun of it, HOW MANY MACHINES WOULD HAVE TO BE HACKED to account for your exit poll discrepancy?
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