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kiwi_expat Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 08:38 PM
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12. Your equation is a good idea. We could tweak it further.

We should add "P"(Uncounted Provisional ballots)to the equation.

In addition to Fraud, we should add "M" (Mis-punched/cast to the wrong candidate but not by fraud), if we are talking about the Intended vote for a Democratic candidate. This happens most commonly in heavily Democratic precincts.


Intended vote for a DEMOCRATIC Candidate = Votes Recorded + Lost (spoilage) + Stolen (fraud)+ Uncounted Provisionals + Mis-cast (not by fraud)
I= R + S + F + P + M


However, if we are talking about the TOTAL intended vote - not just the intended vote for a Democratic candidate - Fraud should not necessarily be added to the Recorded vote. Fraud includes, deliberately switching votes from one candidate to the other and can also involve adding phantom votes to the total count. The net result might be that Fraud should be SUBTRACTED from the TOTAL Recorded votes. Or, better yet, NET fraud should added,

And, of course, if we are talking about the TOTAL intended vote, "M" would not be a factor.

TOTAL Intended vote = Votes Recorded + Lost (spoilage) + NET fraud + Uncounted Provisionals
I= R + S + NF + P


(Note: I first posted this response on the "Check. Mate." thread.)








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