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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-27-08 08:56 PM
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1. actually, he's wrong about the exit polls
Apparently the folks who were running around saving screen shots of 2004 exit polls didn't get around to New York until it was Too Late, so they don't necessarily realize what the NY exit poll results actually were.

We know from the evaluation report, and from the archived data, that there was a double-digit exit poll discrepancy in New York. Connecticut's was even larger at the precinct level. The average within-precinct error in lever machine precincts was larger than the average for precincts with any other voting method.

So, it's been grimly funny to watch certain exit poll true believers lobby to keep the levers. Maybe eventually some of them will make the connection that maybe the exit polls aren't so hot.

I think the levers performed fine in 2004 -- and Phillips is obviously right that some of their critics don't even know what technology they are talking about. (Some of the confusion may have to do with the book Votescam... never mind.)
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