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Reply #13: Like I stated, counting enough ballots would be a really good idea. [View All]

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-13-11 03:09 PM
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13. Like I stated, counting enough ballots would be a really good idea.
Edited on Sun Mar-13-11 03:09 PM by Wilms
We have extremely week audits, if any, in this country. They're useful, mostly, to confirm races that are state-wide and have a wide margin. Narrow margin races and more regional ones may be subjected to audits that aren't likely to provide a high confidence in the reported computer result.

To use an exit poll expecting to determine much seems like the royal road to getting nowhere. And TIA's work, particularly as he turns his attention to races further and further into the past, makes my point.

I've been happy to see them suggest that we have a problem. But a proper audit would accomplish that in a verifiable manner. Relying on exit polls is as questionable as relying on computer counts.

We need to hand count enough ballots to adequately audit the returns.

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