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  •  Could this also explain... (2+ / 0-)
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    pat bunny, haremoor

    Michelle Bachmann's win? I still can't believe she won!!

    Attention Waxman Staffers! Clean up on aisle 1600! huttotex 3/27/07

    by reflectionsv37 on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 03:57:32 PM PST

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    •  Good Question! (2+ / 0-)
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      I don't know the answer.

      But Tinklenberg already conceded....

      (¯`*._(¯`*._(-IMPEACH-)_.*´¯)_.*´¯)

      by NonnyO on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 03:59:23 PM PST

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    •  We're talking about (2+ / 0-)
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      reflectionsv37, pistolwink

      very, very few votes here.

      Bachmann won solidly enough that this stuff is pretty academic.  Ultimately we're talking about well under one percent of the vote.  And we're not even talking about it going all for one candidate -- just more for one candidate than the other.

      Let's say 1 in 200 voters (0.5%) or so marked their ballot with a check mark or a circle or something else that can be read by hand but not by an optical scanner.  And let's say they are part of a demo that went 50-45 for one candidate.  That means a single vote gained for every 4000 ballots.

      It has to be a very, very close race for that to be enough.  (Those numbers are fictional but not unreasonable in this case.  For Norm's part I'd say it may well be a bit less than 1 in 200.  But for Al's part I'll bet he wins undercounted ballots by more than five points -- closer to 20 or 30.  We'll see.)

      Yes, Santa Claus, there is a Virginia. And it's going Democratic.

      by Anarchofascist on Thu Nov 06, 2008 at 04:12:50 PM PST

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