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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-04-08 11:51 AM
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27. yeah, compare the election night(s) coverage
On election night 11/4, the major networks had wall-to-wall coverage. They used the exit poll results to help fill the space. On Tuesday, not so much. Substantively, it doesn't make a lot of sense, but as a business decision, it's probably sound.

I'm not especially suspicious about the Tuesday result at this point -- it makes some sense to me that it was harder to turn out Democratic than Republican voters -- but with an inherently unverifiable voting system, principled skepticism is warranted.
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