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Febble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 04:56 PM
Response to Reply #43
48. No, I agree
that as an exercise in logic you can hold one thing to be true, and test whether other things become difficult to explain. We can, for example, assume the sun goes round the earth - it's just that planetary motion becomes very difficult to account for, and the wanderings of the planets are more neatly explained if we assume that the earth goes round the sun.

However, in the case of the exit poll responders who report having voted for Bush or Gore in 2000, I believe the inconsistencies you point to are explicable in terms of false recall - in a pattern well documented in previous elections. In fact, on my calculations, only a small number of apparent "Bush 2000" voters would have had to have been actual "Gore 2000" voters to account for the discrepancy. And we know that people who voted for the loser tend to report having voted for the winner. So at least one alternative, fairly parsimonious, explanation to the fraud explanation is available.

The inconsistency is not, therefore, a "clincher".

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