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  •  or just read this instead (0+ / 0-)

    National Election Data Archive
    http://www.nationmaster.com/...

       "The evidence is especially strong in Ohio. In January, a team of mathematicians from the National Election Data Archive, a nonpartisan watchdog group, compared the state's exit polls against the certified vote count in each of the forty-nine precincts polled by Edison/Mitofsky. In twenty-two of those precincts -- nearly half of those polled -- they discovered results that differed widely from the official tally. Once again -- against all odds -- the widespread discrepancies were stacked massively in Bush's favor: In only two of the suspect twenty-two precincts did the disparity benefit Kerry. The wildest discrepancy came from the precinct Mitofsky numbered 27, in order to protect the anonymity of those surveyed. According to the exit poll, Kerry should have received sixty-seven percent of the vote in this precinct. Yet the certified tally gave him only thirty-eight percent. The statistical odds against such a variance are just shy of 1 in a billion." [25]

    •  runs smack into the ESI analysis (0+ / 0-)

      The basic problem here is that Bush didn't do better (relative to 2000) in the precincts with big red shifts than in precincts with blue shift. Same thing nationwide, as I lay out here. The closest thing to a rebuttal is Kathy Dopp's point that it's mathematically possible to reconcile this fact with vote miscount. That's a damn sight from having supporting evidence for vote miscount.

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