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Dynasty_At_Passes Donating Member (254 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 03:37 AM
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176. I've been referring to this parallel study that has been ongoing.
http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65665-2,00.html?...

http://ucdata.berkeley.edu/new_web/VOTE2004/election04_...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0310/S00211.htm#...

They discovered that in the 15 counties using touch-screen voting systems, the number of votes granted to Bush far exceeded the number of votes Bush should have received -- given all of the other variables -- while the number of votes that Bush received in counties using other types of voting equipment lined up perfectly with what the variables would have predicted for those counties. The total number of excessive votes ranged between 130,000 and 260,000, depending on what kind of problem caused the excess votes. The counties most affected by the anomaly were heavily Democratic. "
"Sociology professor Michael Hout, who chairs the university's graduate Sociology and Demography group, said the chance for such a discrepancy to occur was less than 1 in 1,000. 'No matter how many factors and variables we took into consideration, the significant correlation in the votes for President Bush and electronic voting cannot be explained...'"


When you say "significant effects" what differences are you citing? Doing a study by machine vendor, would mean studying all of them in counties which were democratic or republican, I.E. the largest counties and analyzing the swing percentage on a statewide basis. I have seen no such study investigated.
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