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Febble Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-16-07 02:03 AM
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49. Just looked at some of your
other posts left overnight.

Your basis for calling my posts, and those of OTOH and awsi dooger crap seems to be that we are "exit poll skeptics". You do not actually make any counter-argument to any of the arguments we put, you merely crap on our heads. You ask why we "hunt in packs". I am not aware that we do, but when exit poll crap gets posted, then those of us who know a bit about why it's crap point it out. More like scavenging a carcase, than hunting in packs perhaps.

I simply do not understand the utter refusal in some quarters on DU to actually examine evidence. It's as thought the exit poll evidence were sacrosanct somehow, and anyone who dares to point out that polls are not random samples, and that the non-randomness is likely to be responsible for the observed anomalies, is self-evidently a troll.

Well, it isn't true. The posters you crap on are not trolls, AFAICT they are reality based people who wish that Kerry had won, dearly wish to see election reform in the US, and want to see decisions about election integrity policy made on the basis of sound analysis and data, not urban legends about multi-million vote theft.

So when an OP like this gets posted and is widely publicised, and yet is clearly based on a fundamentally flawed premises, then we point that out. And instead of addressing the points, people like you crap on our heads.

OK, let me ask you again:

Where is your rebuttal of my point about the reweighting, about the non-correlation between discrepancy and increase in vote-share, and where is your rebuttal of OTOH's point about precinct sampling?

If you can't provide it without more crap, then I'll take the crap (I'm almost immune to it by now), but please also provide substance.
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