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Nederland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-10-05 10:16 PM
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16. This is so obviously wrong its funny
Edited on Thu Mar-10-05 10:45 PM by Nederland
This equation:

I = R + S + F

assumes that R and F are separate numbers--they are not. Any successful fraud that occurs will show up as part of the recorded vote totals.

Think of it this way. Why are you adding the fraudulent votes to the other two variables in order to determine the intended vote? Since when are fraudulent votes part of the intended vote? Shouldn't you be subtracting the fraudulent votes from the recorded vote in order to determine the intended vote?

Also, your equations neglect the minor fact that there is more than one candidate. :eyes: The reality is that intended vote needs to be calculated separately for each candidate thusly:

I Kerry = (R Kerry - F Kerry) + S Kerry

I Bush = (R Bush - F Bush) + S Bush

In these equations in order to get the intended vote number we take the recorded vote for a candidate, subtract the votes that were fraudulently recorded for that candidate, and then add in the votes that were supposed to be for that candidate but spoiled.

When you do the equations correctly, it quickly becomes obvious that they prove nothing. They prove nothing because you cannot know the F and S numbers for either candidate. All you really know is R (the recorded vote).
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