You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

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

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU
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.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Election Reform Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC