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Febble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-05 02:57 AM
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85. You misoverestimate me
I'm just a British psychologist (resident in Britain) who cares about the way the leader of the most powerful nation on earth is elected. I have no idea what it would involve or cost to blur the data, only that it would be a fairly intricate process if the data was to remain usable.

And I repeat: there is nothing inherently suspicious about the unavailability of the precinct IDs. What is available is quite extraordinarily detailed demographic data on the respondents. This makes it a very valuable dataset in itself. But it means that if the precincts where to be identified, many voters could also be identified. Therefore, the data needs to be blurred if it is to be released.

The fact that a blurred set has already been released indicates that there is no problem in principle.
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