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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 01:28 PM
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21. I do not understand your definition of "facts"
In another thread, I wrote:

"Again, if we assume that the raw data were wrong, there is no particular reason to assume that the Bush/Gore results should be accurate. However, in the 2002 National Election Study (which interviewed both voters and non-voters), 51.6% of respondents reported having voted for George Bush in 2000, and 44.3% reported voting for Al Gore, among those who reported a 2000 presidential vote. I therefore invite you to explain why you think that the 2004 exit poll result proves fraud but the 2002 NES result proves nothing in particular."

And your response was:

"Forget polling. Deal with the facts. Answer ONE simple question. Would you calculate the MAXIMUM number of Bush 2000 voters who could have voted in 2004?"

Now, anyone can see that I posted a fact, not a hypothetical. And anyone can see that you ignored it -- and actually seem to have asked me to address a hypothetical question, instead.

If you cannot understand why the fact is pertinent (and why it does not entail that "Only Gore voters forget," or "Only Gore voters lie," or "Only Bush voters are shy"), then -- well, then at this point I don't think it's my fault.

You are giving me nothing to tell my colleagues. Not only are you strangely claiming that almost everyone already agrees with you, but you aren't giving me any way to convince them.
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