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WillE Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-13-09 12:22 PM
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7. You have avoided the facts presented in the post and appear quite defensive.
1) There were 19 incidents of levers stuck on Bush; . none on Kerry. Just a coincidence? Please explain.

2) There were many more incidents than the "stuck" levers in which machines were broken (see EIRS). These are just a sample. How many voters were discouraged and went home?
3) How do you explain the 500-600,000 late NY (PAPER) absentee and provisional ballots in EVERY election since 2000? The Democrats did 10% better in paper ballot LATE votes than they did on the Lever machines on Election Day. In every one of the last three elections.

New York Late Votes
(in millions)

Late Dem Share Initial Dem Share
2000 0.483 0.36 74% 6.3 3.78 60%
2004 0.499 0.33 66% 6.8 3.94 58%
2008 0.584 0.41 70.7% 7.0 4.34 62.2

Total 1.566 1.10 70.2% 20.1 12.1 60.0%

4) How do you explain the 10.6% WPE for levers? And the 2% WPE for paper?
5) Do you think that Bushco would not be motivated to cut Kerrys popular voter margin in NY?
6) I am just an interested voter who has followed the discussions here.
7) Do you have an axe to grind here?
8) Of course I agree that touch screens are unacceptable. No transparency.
9) Levers are not the answer. They are ancient clunkers that Obama should let you trade in for verifiable, hand-counted paper ballots.

Now, I look forward to your addressing these issues. If you dont care to do so, fine; if you choose to address them, so much the better. In any case, I am not going to debate with you. I have presented factual info that DUers may find of interest. Do with it what you will.
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