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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-06-05 01:27 AM
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40. So were all machine types more or less equally hacked? Yes.
Edited on Sun Mar-06-05 02:16 AM by TruthIsAll
Through a combination of natural spoilage (punched cards, levers, in heavily democratic precincts) and outright tampering (punch cards, levers, touch screens, optiscans) at the voting machines and central tabulators.

And this is only part of the story. Voter suppression (registration fraud, long lines, etc.) is a major factor not counted in the totals.

So we have a three-step process:
1) Vote suppression. Democrats don't get to vote at all.
2) Natural ballot spoilage. Punch card under-votes are spoiled and discarded.
3) Vote tampering> Double-punched card over-votes, programmed touch screens and optiscans - at the voting machine and the central tabulation.

Corresponding to the above, approximate total net percentage deviations may be:
1) 2% vote suppression
2) 2% ballot spoilage
3) X% vote tampering (whatever is necessary beyond steps 1 and 2 in order to win OH and FL electoral votes AND a 3% popular vote "mandate" margin.

Here's a graph of state voting methods and proportional vote deviations based on exit poll deviations:

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