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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-31-05 05:45 PM
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45. Well...
"The last half of your post seems to agree with this "Occam's Razor" assumption. To get many thousands of Kerry votes misdirected to Bush, it seems to me somehow piles of thousands of punch cards would have had to have been mis-stamped in specific ways at dozens of separate, carefully chosen, registration tables."

No, actually I was just using this as a way to prevent the eventual correction of the problem in the event of a fair recount (which never took place anyway). If the precinct codes were mixed up to begin with, no one could ever get them "right" in a recount, because if they WERE "right", votes would still be switched. So this was a way to cover the tracks, to misdirect, etc. even if it were discovered. The idea is for the voters' intent to be lost permanently -- recount or no recount.

But to switch votes did not require this "enhancement." It only required the voters to go to the wrong machines and use the wrong templates that showed them how to punch their ballots, or to put them in the wrong ballot boxes or whatever containers were used.

We can debate the extent of the switching, but I think you'll agree that in Kerry strongholds, Bush would always benefit, even if the switching were completely random.
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