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euler Donating Member (515 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-18-05 12:46 PM
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88. The expert here is...
....Mitofsky, not Freeman. And Freeman, who recognizes the pecking order, modified his paper. The December 29th version actually states the opposite.

The pollsters have taken great pains to argue that their polls
were not designed to verify election results, but rather to provide election coverage support to subscribers as one set of data that the networks could use to project winners and to explain voting patterns, i.e., who voted for whom, and why people voted as they did.


As January 6th loomed, and the possibilty grew that he might have to testify, Freeman wisely decided to verify his information. In light of the fact that Mitofsky and Lenski have publicly stated more than once since the election that the exit poll numbers are not suited to election verification, Freeman made the wise move.

You ask:

"why DIDN'T Mitofsky, the networks, AP, the Democrats, SOMEBODY design an exit poll specifically to detect election fraud, instead of a demographic poll"

We live in a society based on capitalism. Customers order goods and services, and vendors fill those orders. MSM ordered a exit poll from Mitofsky and told him what they wanted from the exit poll. Mitofsky then designed the exit poll to their specifications. They did not ask for a exit poll that could be used to verify the election. Simple as that.
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