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  •  what journal are you referring to? (2+ / 0-)
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    G2geek, War on Error

    This is my field of research. With regard to the 2004 election, this is a pretty odd conversation for me so far.

    With regard to getting rid of voting machines, I doubt we'll go that far, but I won't weep if we do.

    •  i'd have to go dig... (2+ / 0-)
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      joe wobblie, HudsonValleyMark

      A quick search of the logical place on my HD didn't turn it up, so it may be on an earlier machine.  (I keep my obsolete laptops as a kind of "library", yeah bad practices, I should have a terabyte backup array, oh well!)

      This can probably also be found with a keyword search for terms such as  2004 election hacking statistical analysis.

      "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

      by G2geek on Sat Jun 16, 2012 at 08:25:44 PM PDT

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      •  the problem with that is (0+ / 0-)

        I probably literally read reams of papers that were statistical analysis of 2004 election hacking. If you can't find the paper, it might help to know one of the authors' names, or the journal name, or something a bit more specific about the method used.

        Maybe the next comment would fit better in the other branch of our conversation, but I'm puzzled because I don't know of a true national database of reports to election officials. They could have done an analysis of reports to the Election Incident Reporting System, but there is no reason to assume that EIRS reports are representative of the electorate at large. There was one paper set primarily in Snohomish County, WA -- if it was ever published, I didn't notice -- but it wasn't about 2004 and wasn't persuasive in the form I read it. Mebane and Dill(?) did an interesting study of equipment logs in FL-13, 2006, which I think was published in some form in Chance.

        I do have a 1.5 TB hard drive on which I copy docs from my various computers from time to time. Actually finding docs on that drive isn't necessarily easy!

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