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Faun Otter Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-04-10 10:13 AM
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73. The history is here

This is the collier's book online. They explain how lever machines are tampered with. The point about skimming of one candidates vote versus just one other is that the proportions will move in lock step - one up, one down. However, if a third party candidate with a small proportion of the votes is left unadjusted, their percentage take will rise and stick out above their results elsewhere. This happened with the Libertarian who got almost three times as many votes as his average while there were NO votes cast in this location in the Libertarian primary.

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