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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-08 10:11 AM
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9. point by point
Point 1: see e.g. Walter Mebane's correspondence with Kathy Dopp. The registration figures aren't a very good benchmark because crossover voting consistently varies from county to county. Using other elections as benchmarks, there is no sign of an op-scan effect. See also the critiques of the Berkeley study.

Point 2: I can't tell what the point is here; surely not just that op-scans are hackable. As for the NH primary, results in hand count jurisdictions diverged not only in 2008 but also in 2004 and 2000, consistent with the hypothesis that these jurisdictions are actually politically different. See Herron et al.. I suppose it's arguable that the same hacking occurred in 2000 and 2004, although I don't find it very plausible in light of the results.

Point 3: Completely off topic, as it doesn't describe election events. Again, I haven't contested that the scanners are hackable.

Point 4: Assumes what was to be supported ("the last two stolen Presidential elections"), but of course you're right that in many states it's difficult or impossible actually to use the paper ballots or records after the election.

Point 5: I'm happy to discuss this if you can explain what you actually did. "look as if they had been transposed, or flipped" and "Expected Dem" don't let me replicate your methodology.
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