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Febble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 04:12 AM
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177. I think he's saying
that a political scientist, Professor Walter Mebane, wrote a paper called "The Wrong Man is President" about Florida 2000:

http://macht.arts.cornell.edu/wrm1/overvotes.pdf

The Wrong Man is President! Overvotes in the 2000 Presidential Election in Florida

Abstract

Using ballot-level data from the NORC Florida ballots project and ballot-image files, I argue that overvoted ballots in the 2000 presidential election in Florida included more than 50,000 votes that were intended to go to either Bush or Gore but instead were discarded. The primary reason for this was defective election administration in the state, especially the failure to use systems that warn the voter when there are too many marks on the ballot and allow the voter to make corrections. If the best type of vote tabulation system used in the state in 2000precinct-tabulated optical scan ballotshad been used everywhere in Florida, Gore would have won by more than 30,000 votes. The experience in Florida points to the need to gather ballot-level data to evaluate the success of election reform efforts now underway in much of the United States.


His work on machine allocation in Ohio in 2004 is reported here:

http://www.democrats.org/a/2005/08/ohio_election_r.php

He was also in the study team that dealt with Quantitative Analysis of Precinct Level Data in the DNC study: Democracy At Risk: The 2004 Election in Ohio

http://a9.g.akamai.net/7/9/8082/v001/www.democrats.org/...

The point being that political scientists who remain unconvinced that the election was stolen include those who are on record as concluding that the electoral system unfairly deprived Gore of the presidency, and Ohio of Democratic votes in 2004.
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