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gasperc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-19-04 01:54 PM
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Precincts with only 21 votes in Cuyahoga, OH:218,981 less votes '00 to '04
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Edited on Fri Nov-19-04 02:33 PM by gasperc
My e-mail to the Cobb campaign and the Berkley group, hopefully it starts a chain reaction.

Hi Ms. Serpe,
I am forwarding spreadsheets that I have assembled from the canvass data on the Cuyahoga county website (data was cut, pasted and parsed from the Cuyahoga county website, please feel free to double check the data). Several huge discrepancies I point out are the huge drop in voters between 2000 and 2004 in Cuyahoga county which does not seem to be explained by people moving to surrounding counties. Also the fact that in over 25 precincts there were cases of 0 votes, 8 votes, 20 votes where in surrounding precincts there were upwards of 600-700 voters. Did the machines in these precincts malfunction? Were the precincts closed? Why did neighboring Clevelanders wait 3-6 hours in line??? As my spreadsheet shows all the precinct vote totals reconcile to the numbers submitted to the state on 11/8/04.

Also, for the sake of clarity, the reason some wards or cities had votes exceeding the registered voters was because the county added absentee votes to those totals to expediate the release of unofficial vote totals. However, as far as the canvass report shows, the precinct and absentee vote totals reconcile with the numbers submitted to the state. So let's get that issue off the table to avoid an attempt to confuse matters. But that said, it does not explain the huge voter drop off of voters from 2000 to 2004 and the precincts with 0 or less than 100 votes. This matter needs investigation. And a few calls to some of these precincts could blow the lid off the story. Maybe some of the precincts were just closed or other issues but there is 25 or more to look into. And guess what 25 times and average of 700 missing votes is? Over 17,000 votes. And who knows where the other 218,981 votes from 2000 went.

Gasper
Sent: Friday, November 19, 2004 11:54 AM
To: 'archive@ucdata.berkeley.edu'
Subject: Ohio vote problems

I found your report on the Ohio and Florida vote irregularities very interesting. However, your team left out the glaring fact that 218,981 fewer people voted in Cuyahoga county Ohio between 2000 and 2004. When looking at Cuyahoga's surrounding counties Lorain, Lake, Medina, Summit and Geauga the vote totals all increased in those counties by about 140,000 voters. However, on average, the voter turnout increased in those counties on average by 6% explaining many of those votes. So where did Cuyahoga's 218,981 votes go??

And what about the 25 or so precincts in Cuyahoga county that had 20, 30 or even zero voters, while surrounding precincts had hundreds of voters and 3-6 hour lines with people waiting to vote.

I attached my files where I have been looking close at the canvas data from the county.

Precinct BADNARIK BUSH Kerry other other
2712 CLEVELAND 13L(sample of typical precinct) 0 94 355 0 0
2713 CLEVELAND 13M(sample of typical precinct) 5 99 427 0 2
2714 CLEVELAND 13N(sample of typical precinct) 4 97 456 0 1
1231 BROOK PARK 3-A 0 0 0 0 0
1916 CLEVELAND 5P 0 8 21 0 3
1921 CLEVELAND 5U 0 0 19 0 0
2003 CLEVELAND 6C 0 1 45 0 0
2005 CLEVELAND 6E 0 0 10 0 0
2024 CLEVELAND 6X 1 0 41 0 0
2124 CLEVELAND 7X 0 2 51 0 0
2206 CLEVELAND 8F 0 2 46 0 0
2715 CLEVELAND 13O 0 5 44 0 0
2725 CLEVELAND 13Y 0 4 13 0 0
2726 CLEVELAND 13Z 0 7 14 0 0
2803 CLEVELAND 14C 0 0 4 0 0
2804 CLEVELAND 14D 1 0 1 0 0
2902 CLEVELAND 15B 0 17 70 0 0
3003 CLEVELAND 16C 0 9 20 0 0
3202 CLEVELAND 18B 0 15 18 0 0
3301 CLEVELAND 19A 0 0 8 0 0
3941 EUCLID 3-A 8 21 37 0 4
4112 GARFIELD HTS 1-B 0 3 54 0 1
4131 GARFIELD HTS 3-A 0 8 10 0 0
6032 OAKWOOD 3-B 1 10 31 0 0
6042 OAKWOOD 4-B 0 1 14 0 0
6431 PARMA 3-H 0 14 9 0 0
6724 RICHMOND HTS 2-D 0 3 5 0 0
7320 STRONGSVILLE 1-J 0 13 15 0 0


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