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ignatzmouse Donating Member (327 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 02:59 AM
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34. Voting Technology Project sees Red and Likes It
Their analysis is flawed. It lumps together optical scan with paper ballots. Hand counted paper ballots are an entirely different category. On their "paper ballot" graph, NY is a lever state included as a measure of zero paper ballots. But, the wild forays into Bush-happy approval of Oklahoma and Rhode Island are due to ES&S Optical Scan ballots NOT hand counted paper ballots. They should not be confused.

It is also misleading to state that the polls were off by 1.3% as it assumes a nationwide average rather than focusing on the number of states where the exit polls were considerably off (using the non-fudged data). By lumping everything together, it obscures the real picture where states' electoral votes were either going blue or red.

There is also a thread at Daily Kos on CalTech/MIT's Voting Technology Project here: http://dailykos.com/story/2004/11/14/03617/399 that has further insights into the group.
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