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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-05 05:12 PM
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59. "A job once well done is twice done" Correction to my post #57
My father was right!

Correction (of typo & rounding):

TIA's final poll on 11/01/04 showed Kerry with 51.8% of the two party vote or 51.3% of the total vote.

The final National Exit Poll (12:22AM) had Kerry with 50.8%

The rest is the same(and not really impacted by the typo or rounding ;)
"Accuracy in Media" even on the 2nd try. /

Accurate and honest vote counting were once the measure of accurate polling. We now know to well that here and elsewhere, vote counting is not verifiable. The vote goes in the vendors machine, is counted on the vendors tabulator, and we get the results, fait accompli. We don't get to examine much, if anything, and there is rarely true parallel verification.

Accurate and honest polling is another thing to measure. Without the accurate and honest vote counting and method of verifying such, you have a couple of criteria at least -- showing your work and providing a method of verifying the work.

Since the vendors who took and counted much of the 2004 vote do not show their work, do not show their methods and software fully, and have no paper trail, the vote count, polluted by their Republican biased presence, is not reliable.

The NEP has a paper trail (which we will see some day) and methods which are openly discussed. TIA has a detailed listing of his work.

My vote is for the accuracy of the 12:22AM NEP and TIA. To say otherwise is to endorse the Diebold's of the world.
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