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sharman Donating Member (143 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-08-05 10:56 PM
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67. So why doesn't someone do a post-electon canvas?
Pick a few suspicious precincts and canvas all the registered voters--even better if you can get the election day roster=the actual voters.

When I suggested this in a Will Pitt thread, it was pooh-poohed because "you couldn't be sure that voters would tell the truth." Well duh, the same holds true for exit polls. Obviously, exit polls have enough validity to be used worldwide as a means of verifying the honesty of an election. Post-election polls should have no less credibility. Furthermore, where you can canvass an entire precinct, there is no weighting or other guestimating to extrapolate to the total. You have polled 100% of that population. It matches the official tally, or you have a real basis for suspicion.

This would be an extremely telling piece of information. It shouldn't be that expensive to do. Why is no one taking this obvious step?
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