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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-06-10 11:41 AM
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11. jeepers
Wilms, why don't you hand-count all the contests on all the ballots from over 600 precincts yourself and then see whether you feel like contesting that the sample is "kind of huge"? Are you seriously suggesting that if one of the contests is close enough, then the sample becomes smaller?

"Statistically speaking," you would have to define what you mean by "confidence" and "close" (at the very least) before your question could be answered.

As I already explained, there is no way to calculate "the chance of any of these catching jack-shit in a <statewide contest." If you think I'm being paid to BS about that, I guess I might as well seek out TIA for some more thoughtful discussion.
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