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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-19-08 11:33 PM
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Why don't we just get our shit together and start an independent national exit polling organization?
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Exit polling is one of the last protections we have. Exit polling has been used in countries throughout the world to indicate fraud.

the exit poll system in the united states is run by the media and is untrustworthy. we already know that they fudge the exit poll numbers as the evening goes by and you can only get the raw unfudged exit poll numbers if you are very diligent (thank you Jonathan Simon).

So why don't we put some resources together and organize an independent exit polling organization? Maybe the media will ignore it at first, but I'm sure it could get endorsement from many organizations like Common Cause and others, and eventually it could be recognized internationally. Then they would have to take notice.

The organization could set as a goal to take a larger sample than what the networks do, and therefore have a lower margin of error.

In 2004, I believe the sample size was about 13,000 people.

It seems to me, if we put our heads together, get a little funding, get some expert statisticians involved, we could figure out a way to ask 13,000 people who they voted for on their way out of the polls. Maybe not in time for this election but definitely for the next.

Just a thought on a late friday night.
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