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
Google

Disparity in the Miami-Dade County Undervotes [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
eomer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 05:14 PM
Original message
Disparity in the Miami-Dade County Undervotes
Advertisements [?]
Edited on Tue Nov-21-06 05:22 PM by eomer
The Miami-Dade County Congressional (House) races show a significant difference between the undervote rates when voting on the ES&S machines versus the undervote rates when voting on paper (absentees). The Senate and Governor races, on the other hand, do not. (The 17th Congressional District was unopposed so the undervote rates in that district are not a concern.)

While not as pronounced of a differential as in Sarasota County, these rates have enough play in them for a significant percentage of votes to have been trashed. Since there is no paper trail and no way to watch the machines count, there is no assurance that they weren't.

Another interesting thing to note in the data is that the Republican candidates did significantly better than the Democrats in absentee voting. Given the history of absentee ballot fraud in this county, that is a bit of a red flag.

Here are my undervote calculations, with the data coming from the Cumulative Results document on the Miami-Dade County Elections website:


UNITED STATES SENATOR
TOTAL VOTES IVOTRONIC EARLY VOTING ABSENTEE PROV-I PROV-P
Katherine Harris (REP) 143,162 88,129 21,161 33,831 11 30
Bill Nelson (DEM) 243,075 173,367 42,199 27,420 16 73
Floyd Ray Frazier (NPA) 1,536 1,212 202 121 0 1
Belinda Noah (NPA) 2,294 1,656 311 327 0 0
Brian Moore (NPA) 1,603 1,216 217 169 0 1
Roy Tanner (NPA) 1,064 822 131 111 0 0
WRITE-IN 454 307 63 84 0 0
Over Votes 384 0 0 382 0 2
Under Votes 17,446 13,201 1,906 2,329 3 7
Under Vote % 4.2% 4.7% 2.9% 3.6% 10.0% 6.1%

17TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT
TOTAL VOTES IVOTRONIC EARLY VOTING ABSENTEE PROV-I PROV-P
Kendrick B. Meek (DEM) 68,012 53,495 9,251 5,237 3 26
WRITE-IN 629 366 106 157 0 0
Over Votes 10 0 0 10 0 0
Under Votes 13,183 10,578 1,508 1,095 2 0
Under Vote % 16.1% 16.4% 13.9% 16.8% 40.0% 0.0%

18TH CONGRESSIONAL DIST
TOTAL VOTES IVOTRONIC EARLY VOTING ABSENTEE PROV-I PROV-P
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (REP) 65,525 38,084 10,190 17,229 1 21
David "Big Dave" Patlak (DEM) 38,987 26,594 7,481 4,888 5 19
WRITE-IN 151 91 24 35 0 1
Over Votes 29 0 0 29 0 0
Under Votes 5,156 3,888 757 509 1 1
Under Vote % 4.7% 5.7% 4.1% 2.2% 14.3% 2.4%

21ST CONGRESSIONAL DIS
TOTAL VOTES IVOTRONIC EARLY VOTING ABSENTEE PROV-I PROV-P
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (REP) 57,388 36,013 8,249 13,113 2 11
Frank J. Gonzalez (DEM) 33,220 23,152 6,367 3,690 1 10
Over Votes 13 0 0 13 0 0
Under Votes 7,054 5,503 1,076 471 2 2
Under Vote % 7.2% 8.5% 6.9% 2.7% 40.0% 8.7%

25TH CONGRESSIONAL DIS
TOTAL VOTES IVOTRONIC EARLY VOTING ABSENTEE PROV-I PROV-P
Mario Diaz-Balart (REP) 52,578 34,172 7,928 10,465 8 5
Michael Calderin (DEM) 37,984 27,539 7,118 3,320 2 5
Over Votes 21 0 0 20 0 1
Under Votes 6,782 5,242 1,099 439 1 1
Under Vote % 7.0% 7.8% 6.8% 3.1% 9.1% 8.3%

GOVERNOR AND LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
TOTAL VOTES IVOTRONIC EARLY VOTING ABSENTEE PROV-I PROV-P
Charlie Crist (REP) 183,457 113,305 27,869 42,222 13 48
Jim Davis (DEM) 215,930 158,313 36,917 20,625 14 61
Max Linn (REF) 2,939 2,183 459 295 1 1
Richard Paul Dembinsky (NPA) 901 662 102 137 0 0
John Wayne Smith (NPA) 1,068 801 126 141 0 0
Karl C.C. Behm (NPA) 638 474 81 83 0 0
WRITE-IN 164 109 17 38 0 0
Over Votes 643 0 0 640 0 3
Under Votes 5,278 4,063 619 593 2 1
Under Vote % 1.3% 1.5% 0.9% 0.9% 6.7% 0.9%


IVOTRONIC = Election Day Voting by Machine
EARLY VOTING = Early Voting by Machine



Edit: typos
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
 

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

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
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