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Reply #16: Hey, I'm not sufficiently informed about the whole exit poll debate. [View All]

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Wilms Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-22-11 08:08 PM
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16. Hey, I'm not sufficiently informed about the whole exit poll debate.
And, actually, I'm OK with that.

I am, however, sufficiently informed that the voting system is a mess. Do you know what, in part, may have prevented a recount in OH2004? In addition to lacking a proper audit protocol, two election workers were JAILED for screwing with the process.

CLEVELAND (AP) - Two county election workers were sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in prison for rigging a recount of 2004 presidential election ballots so they could avoid a longer, detailed review.

Jacqueline Maiden, 60, a Cuyahoga County election coordinator who was the board's third-highest ranking employee, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer, 40, each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee.

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Peter Corrigan allowed the women to remain free on bail pending appeal, but indicated he thought there was a more widespread conspiracy among election officials.

"I can't help but feel there's more to this story," Corrigan said.

No exit poll required.

The media doing a lousy job doesn't mean exit polls will save the day. In fact, the media will screw with that too if they want. And they did. And they said it's what they always do. :shrug:

But with all the focus and fuss on exit polls, which can't confirm or deny a result, the election integrity movement got bogged down in that endless discussion. Here you and I are WASTING time discussing it. Taken to an extreme, we'll have TIA deciding who the next president is. I'm actually not OK with that.

All I can add is what I wrote in the previous post.

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