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seaclyr Donating Member (182 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-17-04 09:09 PM
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38. Exit polls were updated (i.e. changed to match vote counts) at 1:36 am
Apparently the final exit poll updates were at 1:36 am, although they weren't really updates, just a change of numbers to match the vote counts. So, yes the Ohio numbers probably were inconsistent with earlier exit polls as were the national numbers as others have pointed out ( ) because the final numbers aren't based on "real" exit poll data. However, I believe this has been done in other elections after polls close, so it in itself doesn't have to be sinister. Nevertheless, when presented this way, it is deceptive: it can appear to give a measure of authenticity to the vote count that is totally unwarranted.
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