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skids Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 04:06 PM
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106. The missing numbers.
Edited on Sat Mar-12-05 04:08 PM by skids
Just to point out an obvious question: Why are some precinct numbers "missing." Why aren't the numbers monotonic from 1 to the top number?

One clue might be those extra precincts that NEP called asking for vote results from Hamilton County. What were they up to? Did they have a backup pollster sitting in a car counting only races/ages/sex of people leaving? Were the precincts used to compare to polled precincts to detect abberant results and discard results if they were too far off from a similar precinct? Were results from similar precincts used in helping to determine the final weighting?

Just food for thought.

(EDIT: Additionally, if those extra precincts in Hamilton do correspond to missing numbers in the precinct numbering, that could be a further clue to the within-county ordering.)

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