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  •  I don't really know (2+ / 0-)
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    HudsonValleyMark, Lujane

    but you are assuming that the large precinct effect in the primaries and in the election are being caused by the same thing. Just because you see the same outcome in 2 events doesn't require us to conclude a common cause.

    For if there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life. - Albert Camus

    by Anne Elk on Sat Oct 27, 2012 at 10:23:26 AM PDT

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    •  no, (1+ / 0-)
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      I am just observing that it DID happen.

      I remember the lines out of Urban precincts and I know that Obama polled much better in Urban centers than McCain.

      •  Well, no, that cannot go unchallenged (4+ / 0-)

        The person who wrote this title

        Rigged Elections for Romney
        and made this claim
        there is absolutely no reason to believe that a single candidate would have his percentage of the vote total go up just because the precinct had more votes cast, unless there was vote switching going on.
        cannot honestly make this statement
        I am just observing that it DID happen.
        in the same diary.
        •  you are right (1+ / 0-)
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          of course, that is what I believe to be true to the data.  Interesting as well, I found out from this project that the 12 largest precincts in Ohio reported votes for president that were on the order of 800 total votes but the tallies showed that 8000 people had voted in those locations.  

          Here are the 15 largest precinct vote totals in ohio

          BALLOTS  TOTAL
          CAST        COUNTED

          9640    959
          8772    873
          8383    836
          7004    694
          5748    562
          5498    541
          5246    515
          5140    503
          4015    395
          2925    287
          1684    1666
          1607    1587
          1540    1534

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