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Wed Apr 20, 2016, 06:57 AM

How come the percentages for Kings County are rounded perfectly 60%-40%

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Reply How come the percentages for Kings County are rounded perfectly 60%-40% (Original post)
passy Apr 2016 OP
elleng Apr 2016 #1
passy Apr 2016 #2
passy Apr 2016 #5
passy Apr 2016 #3
passy Apr 2016 #4
passy Apr 2016 #6
passy Apr 2016 #7
passy Apr 2016 #8
autorank May 2016 #9
freedom fighter jh May 2016 #10
autorank May 2016 #11
freedom fighter jh May 2016 #12


Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:38 AM

2. I checked the Guardian, NYT and Politico.com

And they all had the same.

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Response to elleng (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 09:40 AM

5. On the bbc site they have up to 2 decimal places

Looking at Kings and Bronx where there is a 60-40 and 70-30 result respectively the actual results (number of votes) as they are now show a 19.929% difference in Kings and a 39.929% difference in Bronx.
Those two numbers look rather similar. But then again it's probably just a coincidence.
New York county looks quite close like a 2/3 1/3 split.

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Response to passy (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 08:54 AM

3. And Bronx County a perfect 70%-30%

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Response to passy (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 09:23 AM

4. It's as if someone typed in the results they wanted.

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Response to passy (Original post)

Wed Apr 20, 2016, 09:59 AM

6. K&R

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Response to passy (Original post)

Thu Apr 21, 2016, 02:03 PM

7. The results still stand

Any statistician would could tell me how it's possible that with hundreds of thousands vote the results are so similar between Kings and Bronx.
How can it show a 19.929% difference in Kings and a 39.929% difference in Bronx, I mean .929% in each county, so up to three decimal places.

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Response to passy (Original post)

Fri Apr 22, 2016, 02:10 PM

8. Anyone else want to chime in

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Response to passy (Original post)

Wed May 11, 2016, 03:48 PM

9. They're so arrogant

They don't even bother to make up a decent story.

What was it that the Pacino character said in Dog Day Afternoon - something like At least smile while you're screwing me.

There was some of this in 2008 in the Democratic Primary in NYC

Ah, HRC, she leaves her mark...

"… a review by The New York Times of the unofficial results reported on primary night found about 80 election districts among the city’s 6,106 where Mr. Obama supposedly did not receive even one vote, including cases where he ran a respectable race in a nearby district." Sam Roberts, New York Times Feb. 16, 2008

Big City Vote Counting

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Response to autorank (Reply #9)

Wed May 11, 2016, 04:13 PM

10. Ah, Brooklyn

Noplace like it.

Edit: Noplace like it except maybe the Bronx, which had similarly round numbers.

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Response to autorank (Reply #11)

Fri May 13, 2016, 10:01 AM

12. Yup.

People gotta know this stuff now, during primary season.

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