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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-28-04 04:12 AM
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94. A little intellectual exercise

Okay, here is why I said that "exit polls actually do mean nothing":

Assume for the sake of argument that the election was Kerry 50: Bush 50. If only one out of every 50 republicans had lied at the exit poll and said "I voted for Kerry", the exit poll would come out to be Kerry 51: Bush 49. That's how little is needed to throw off the exit poll by 2%. Is that how it happened? I don't know. But you bet your boots that if this ever came to court and you built your case upon the exit poll, the repug defense would come up with 100 repugs who will say "I lied at the exit poll", and your case will go down the tubes. That's why exit polls actually mean nothing unless you can back it up by hard data. Those are in the flash memory sticks
and paper ballots, as well as in the sworn testimonies of disenfranchised and intimidated voters. Forget the exit polls, they prove nothing. They just tickle our emotions. We need to beat them with facts. For all those who waited in the freezing rain, and for those who might again someday dare to think that their vote counts.

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