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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-05-05 03:39 AM
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29. And to think US Counts Votes almost fell apart, right here on DU.
Edited on Tue Jul-05-05 04:09 AM by autorank
Thank God they didn't. This is a very interesting paper. I was struck by these two paragraphs.

The pattern of high discrepancies in the 80%+Bush vote precincts and the almost zero discrepancies in the 80%+ Kerry precincts, and large mean and media WPE levels of over 5.5^ in more competitive districts, has yet to be explained. (p.9)

I love academic style at times. The constraint can be almost droll. I have a candidate explanation, election fraud. I understand the reasons for this restraint. USCV needs to be seen as credible and the next step is to explain this curious phenomena. They can see/have seen TIA for some good work in this area.

We reiterate that almost seven months after the election, no plausible explanation of the 2004 exit poll discrepancy, based on exit polling error, has been provided by E/M. Moreover, the precinct level exit polling and official vote count data that would enable independent investigators to analyze the exits poll discrepancy and to confirm or reject explanations has also not been provided to the public. (p.11)

Right on target as are their recommendations that this EM/Network consortium data files be open and available to the public.

Why?

1) The elections and the products thereof, all information pertaining to the elections, are public property.

2) As public property, the public has a right to examine them.

3) To argue otherwise is to say that we can outsource our most fundamental right -- to freely choose our leaders through fair and honest elections.

I say anyone who argues for proprietary data on the part of EM-The Network Consortium is an opponent of the American people, government, and the Constitution. I mean this as a categorical statement without any ambiguity.

OPEN THE FILES

PROVIDE THE DATA AND INFORMATION IN A VERIFIABLE FASHION.

STOP THE DECEPTION

THE ELECTIONS BELONG TO THE PEOPLE, NOT THE CORPORATIONS AND THEIR TOADIES!
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