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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 04:00 PM
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8. Thank you, Richard Charnin.

I was one of those folks sitting up late on election night 2004 who saw them change the exit polls. That moment was life-changing for me. I'll never trust an election again, until they change the way we do it.

For one thing, why can't we organize just a couple of real exit polls? Just a few, maybe using college students, just to provide a check on what otherwise seems to be a completely owned process?

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  -Charnin: M Crispin Miller & Jonathan Simon respond to NYT Nate Silver re WI, plus Lehto & Mitteldorf tiptoe  Apr-14-11 02:28 PM   #0 
  - Hmmm. I don't know how many posts I read that said, "If it's okay with Nate, it's okay with me"  FiveGoodMen   Apr-14-11 02:32 PM   #1 
  - I'm mainly a DU person---on DU, quite a few. n/t  vaberella   Apr-15-11 06:35 AM   #4 
  - Their minds are made up, so Simon and Miller should not subject them to facts.  joentokyo   Apr-14-11 10:19 PM   #2 
  - 1988-2008 True Vote Model -- state & national  tiptoe   Apr-14-11 10:47 PM   #3 
  - Really good thread. Definitely worthwhile in the GDP section. n/t  vaberella   Apr-15-11 06:36 AM   #5 
  - k&r  avaistheone1   Apr-15-11 02:56 PM   #6 
  - kick  democracy1st   Apr-16-11 05:02 AM   #7 
  - Thank you, Richard Charnin.  emcguffie   Apr-16-11 04:00 PM   #8 
     - An exit poll is as questionable as a computer generated election result.  Wilms   Apr-16-11 04:40 PM   #9 
     - Sorry, I believe exit polls are okay until they change the results.  emcguffie   Apr-21-11 12:11 PM   #11 
        - I "believe" they were correct prior to fudging, too.  Wilms   Apr-21-11 05:38 PM   #14 
           - I am honestly not sure I understand what you are saying.  emcguffie   Apr-22-11 07:42 PM   #15 
              - Hey, I'm not sufficiently informed about the whole exit poll debate.  Wilms   Apr-22-11 08:08 PM   #16 
     - to be honest, pretty useless  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-16-11 04:46 PM   #10 
        - I believe it too.  emcguffie   Apr-21-11 12:19 PM   #12 
           - OK  OnTheOtherHand   Apr-21-11 04:21 PM   #13 
 

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