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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-04 09:37 AM
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197. How many Bush 2000 voters were there?
Edited on Fri Dec-31-04 09:43 AM by skids
By the original "adjusted" numbers, more people who "voted for Bush in 2000" showed up than actually voted for Bush in 2000 (impossible):

how many people voted for President this year?

122188645

What's 43% of that?

122188645 * 0.43 = 52541117

OK, then how many people voted for Bush in 2000? What's that, you say? 50456002? My, my, now. So, where did those extra 2 million people who voted for GW in 2000 come from? And that doesn't even count the millions that died in the last four years.

Now let's use the new numbers and see what we get:

What's 41% of 122188645?

50097344

...which is still a little high since only 48M or so Bush2000 voters should still be alive and kicking. But at least it is closer to reality, and is closer to the MOE.

(EDIT: clarification)
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