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Bill Bored Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-01-10 09:34 PM
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A Tale of Two ESIs: Election Science Institute (ESI #1) and Empathic Science Institute (ESI #2)
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Edited on Mon Nov-01-10 10:00 PM by Bill Bored
ESI #2 promotes unverifiable Internet Voting as a way to "facilitate humanity's pursuit of happiness." See:

ESI #1 showed that the 2004 Ohio Exit Poll could not "prove" election fraud occurred there (which doesn't necessarily mean that election fraud did NOT occur there). See:

But ESI #1 later showed that Cuyahoga County's DREs really sucked! See:

And ESI #1's leader identified Ballot Definition Files to be "most likely at the root of the problems in" the 2006 FL CD-13 DRE debacle. See:

ESI #1, formally VoteWatch, seems to have disappeared. A domain name broker owns

ESI #2 is not only promoting Internet Voting, but is also floating conspiracy theories about the recent hacking tests of D.C.'s open-source Internet Voting system. See:

ESI #1 tended to pooh-pooh most conspiracy theories, at least publicly.

I have no reason to think that the 2 ESIs are related, but both of their leaders have posted here on DU. I would not expect ESI #1 to be in favor of Internet Voting, having been so skeptical of DREs.

However, there are also many conspiracy theories about ESI #1's founder, which I do not choose to repeat here.

ESI #2's founder speaks for himself:
He's got more faith in techno-elections than anyone in recent memory, and he uses the founding fathers to justify it. :shrug:

Let's get out and vote tomorrow, shall we?
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