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kiwi_expat Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-24-05 12:58 AM
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6. Kerry's strategy was to win the EC, not the popular vote.
He would have campaigned very differently if the popular vote was the goal: concentrating on big cities and saying to hell with the South. And he would have won by an even bigger margin than his 4 million popular win.

There will be recounts in Ohio! We hope that the Cobb etc. lawsuit will prevail and there will be proper manual recounts of all the Ohio counties. But there will also be citizen recounts of selected precincts - probably those that Mitofsky re-weighted the most for his final data. Want to come to Ohio?

It would be fantastic if we could actually PROVE that Kerry won the popular vote. But, as you have admitted, statistical analysis is not proof.

If we could demonstrate that the tabulators were, in fact, pre-programmed to give the popular vote to Bush, or that someone hacked the states' tabulators, that would be proof. Maybe the Ohio recounts will uncover the tip of the national tabulator-fraud iceberg.

In the meantime, we should not call the winner of the popular vote, "the Election winner". It is only helping Bush.
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