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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 06:48 AM
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182. OK, speaking as one of that strange tribe...
It is hard for me to think of data that I would not regard as potentially useful. I want it all. And actually, that may be the Achilles' heel of many of the quants who are asking for fuller disclosure. They want it all, but they haven't worked out specifically why they want it all; they more feel in their guts that somehow they could make it prove something.

I'm reasonably certain that some Democrats and liberals work for E/M, so if there were really a conclusive insight into fraud there, I think we would know by now. ("Insight" -- conceivably evidence, but even a strong indication of how or where to look.)

I think the San Diego case illustrates one of the limitations here. They know there is a discrepancy between their survey and the official returns in 11 precincts. In their case, they know which 11 precincts. But knowing the 11 precincts doesn't seem to help very much.

I would like someone to come up with the money it would take to compile "blurred" data for at least Florida and New Mexico as was done for Ohio. It bothers me, however, that there hasn't been much comment on the Ohio analysis. It says to me, as I think I predicted a few months ago, that a handful of people may be convinced and everyone else will go on believing what they previously believed.
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