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PATRICK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 01:52 PM
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55. The odd thing about the statistical debate
is the difference between the use and availability of data for the 2004 election and the now infamous Ohio ballot proposals. I might concede that someone put their finger on the scales on that one considering the challenge to the whole vote fraud network, but instead of a three legged horse we usually have to ride against the national elections we were automatically reduced to two or one. Yet THAT result more than any data proof tipped the suspicious populace into easy challenge mode. With noting in the way of exit polling and only the pre-election polls weighed against the last minute ad blitz and the numbing shock of the overlong, complex proposals as they actually appeared on the ballot, you would think someone would have to concede the verification was lost in the fog.

The main issue of being unable to trust and verify vapor ballots still didn't get through, but with no one in either party organization challenging or defending, the odd result was to leave the field open to the doubters. The attitude of both party organizations was more aggressive in squelching doubters in 2004, for obvious reasons. Yet this was a last straw. Both parties whistling in the dark as the results pass unquestioned into history, the unverifiability of the ballots, the lack even of any analysis of why the discrepancy, is much more damning than any charge made on a single poll.

Who isn't sick of being treated like an ignorant sucker who, seeing the cards falling out of the cheat's sleeve or the magnets under the roulette table, is ignored(2005) or put down(2006) when they lodge an angry and legitimate complaint? There is room for a million kinds of fraud when on this single issue we do have indeed a Tweedledee and Tweedledum "contest" where the public, "Alice", is insulted and abused by both, but each year must help them gird themselves for battle.
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