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I'm finding the current news cycle depressing. So big thanks to Dean Chambers for lightening my mood.
The conservative activist who gained a following during last year's campaign for his efforts to "unskew" polls has a theory on why his predictions for the election were so wildly off the mark, writing late last month that his analysis was incomplete because he did not consider the purported voter fraud and voter suppression efforts that he claimed were integral to President Barack Obama's victory.
Dean Chambers, the founder of UnSkewedPolls.com, wrote in a piece on Examiner.com that the "Obama Regime definitely won the election" by suppressing votes from would-be supporters of Mitt Romney and committing "massive voter fraud in the key swing states" – although he offered no evidence for either claim.
"I was only wrong in those projections because I was not aware nor did I calculate in the voter fraud and the voter suppression, both of which exceeded the margin by which Barack Obama was declared the winner of that election last Fall," Chambers wrote.
Apparently the people who still need "unskewing" include the Republican Secretary of State for Ohio, John Husted. After the 2012 elections he ordered all 88 country election boards to review and report all possible instances of fraud. Result?out of 5.6 million votes cast Republican Husted only found 135 worth reporting to prosecutors.
Incidentally, Nate Silver has gone 99 for 100 in his predictions for the last two presidential elections. So, according to Chambers, he knows how the vote fraud works - when and where it is going to happen - and bakes it into his numbers. Maybe the Kochs and the Sheldon Adelson's of the world should offer him eleventy million dollars to reveal the secrets so they can stamp out this scourge in 2016.