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mgr Donating Member (616 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-03-05 09:33 AM
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54. I think that many on this site forget the Washington State recount
One of the early arguments was that election results on the west coast (where I am from) were not tampered with. The gubernatorial race was far closer than exit polls predicted, and served as the best laboratory for the fact that the red shift was an artifact of polling, not the election conducted in Washington. There is of course the suit addressing the discrepancies with the DREs, but it is limited to one county, and not the largest in population. Everyone also assumes that California's was clean due to Kevin Shelley, and Oregon's has sufficient safeguards, and meshed perfectly with a telephone survey exit poll. This is nearly 10-15% of the election population.

As more and more states can be argued to have run clean elections (not perfect, but clean), the more the argument fails. What we are left with is having to look at the battleground states, and determine if their results are the outcome of vote tampering. Unfortunately, TIA's work gets in the way of this.

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