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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-02-10 09:44 PM
Response to Reply #110
117. *blush*
You're right: there's no reason to assume that the absentee and election day vote shares should be equal. (I wonder if Favorito checked the absentee vote in the 2008 presidential election? Actually, I'm pretty sure he didn't. At any rate, I agree that Jon made a very good point.)

The theory that all the "electronic" Greene and Rawl votes were swapped really doesn't hunt, because the paper results are positively correlated with the electronic results -- in general, Greene did best on paper in the same counties where he did best on the DREs. Now, for all I know it's possible that the paper results were hacked, too, but people might want to think twice before leaping down that rabbit hole.

But that leaves plenty of other scenarios in play. The "great" thing about DREs is that we basically don't know if they were manipulated (or glitched), and we probably never will. It might be possible to prove that they were, but not that they weren't. Not my idea of a good voting system.
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