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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 08:36 PM
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65. they would need to stop collecting demographics
which is not unthinkable (apparently the British exit polls don't), but we can't do it retroactively for the 2004 election. The Census Bureau, Federal Reserve, etc. have extensive policies and procedures regarding the blurring of individual data so that people can't be identified by their demographics. Precincts are small. And the demographics have already been released (as in prior exit polls), so they can't be blurred retroactively.

As I say in my other post, if you can explain to me how releasing the raw data will save democracy -- or even materially help -- then let's talk about it. I am not a privacy purist.
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