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TruthIsAll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri May-06-05 11:00 AM
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14. You must look at the results in context.
Clinton won handily in both '92 and '96, with Perot at 19% and 8%.
Spoiled punched cards were the major culprit.

Gore won the popular vote in 2000.
Spoiled punched cards were the major culprit (see FL where 175,000 votes were spoiled, 75% of them Gore votes).

Bush gained from the exit polls, while Gore stayed flat.
Nader hurt Gore.

In 2004, touchscreens were installed in place of many punch cards.
So the exit polls should have been right on the money, right?
Wrong. With BBV came a reversal in trend.

Coincidence?


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