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Reply #98: I doubt that there was state-wide tabulator fraud in Ohio. [View All]

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kiwi_expat Donating Member (526 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-25-05 08:06 AM
Response to Reply #95
98. I doubt that there was state-wide tabulator fraud in Ohio.
Edited on Fri Nov-25-05 08:36 AM by kiwi_expat
I now know of two counties where it is quite unlikely that there was tabulator fraud: Hamilton (punch card) and Lake (DRE). In the Greens' 2004 3% manual recounts, both counties appear to have had transparent recount procedures and acceptable precinct-selection processes. (Hamilton had a virtually-random selection process. In Lake county, officials let the recount-observers select the precincts.) Of course both counties probably had other types of fraud, such as voter suppression, and perhaps even card-punching/DRE fraud, as well.

But, even though Ohio state-wide tabulator fraud was unlikely, it is quite possible that SOME Ohio counties had tabulator fraud. If so, I would imagine that the perpetrator(s) would try to choose a method (e.g., vote switching) that would be least likely to be detected - and use it in counties where manual recounts could be expected to be a shambles (e.g., Cuyahoga).


Regarding the lack of a swing-shift correlation in Ohio, let's just hypothesize that the vote-switching was not done for NEP precincts.


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