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Faun Otter Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-04-10 09:34 AM
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61. Poll books
If Mass would release the sign in books for each precinct (which they have failed to do) the under count would be known rather than inferred.

Historically, lever machines are easily shimmed and the effect on a two candidate race is hard to detect. However, the sudden outlier of the high score on the third party votes gives the game away, especially since there was no equivalent third party peak in the 2008 election or in the primary.

The Libertarian votes in the 2010 primary in Southbridge were ZERO! There were NO third party votes in the Libertarian primary and yet this is a place where the Libertarian did almost three times as well as his average across the state. This is in the 'winning a state lottery twice in a week' territory for unlikeliness. It is caused by suppressing votes for other candidates without adjusting the Libertarian votes to stay in proportion.

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