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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-01-05 12:31 PM
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173. I look forward to Liam's report but
Edited on Fri Jul-01-05 12:33 PM by Bill Bored
if what you say is true, the Ohio recount was doomed from the start, wasn't it? :(

Just to review for those who are unfamiliar, one of the major theories about what went wrong in Ohio was that ballots were switched to the wrong machines in Kerry-heavy precincts. Because of ballot order rotations in which Bush and Kerry's names were frequently in the same position on the ballots in collocated precincts, even if the switching were done completely randomly, in Kerry-heavy precincts it would have favored Bush because more votes would have been switched from Kerry to Bush than the other way around because there were more Kerry votes to being with.

If we are saying this is undetectable, it's the perfect crime!

The only way I can see to spot it is by comparing number of ballots to number of voters in each precinct. If the numbers add up, but are different for individual precincts, then some switching probably occurred. But there would be no way to determine the number of switched ballots would there?
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