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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-04-10 08:55 AM
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67. hmm
It would be great for MA to release the sign-in books -- but it's almost as if you're saying that your lack of evidence for your proposition supports your proposition. I don't see how you're in a position to say much of anything about undervotes.

Historically, lever machines are easily shimmed....

Well, that's your unsupported assertion. Even if true, it still wouldn't support your case here. You don't even seem to be making a case for anywhere other than Southbridge, and your case there isn't very compelling.

However, the sudden outlier of the high score on the third party votes gives the game away....

It's funny that you say so, since Kennedy's vote share appears to vary more in the hand count jurisdictions than in others.

...this is a place where the Libertarian did almost three times as well as his average across the state. This is in the 'winning a state lottery twice in a week' territory for unlikeliness.

O RLY? If voters are randomly assigned to places, perhaps. Or perhaps not. Maybe you can post your calculation.

It is caused by suppressing votes for other candidates without adjusting the Libertarian votes to stay in proportion.

Interesting if true. So you're positing that turnout in Southbridge should have been almost three times as high?
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