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If vote-rigging prospers, none may call it vote-rigging. It simply becomes the new norm. Once again, the universal laws of statistics apply only outside U.S. borders. The recall vote in Wisconsin produced another significant 7% discrepancy between the unadjusted exit poll and the so-called "recorded vote." In actual social science, this level of discrepancy, with the results being so far outside the expected margin of error would not be accepted. ..... Of course, the machines could be recording wrong because they are programmed for an incorrect outcome. The easiest people to convince regarding the absurdity of electronic voting with private proprietary hardware and software are the computer programmers across the political spectrum. Statisticians and mathematicians also readily comprehend the obvious nature of rigged elections.

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  •  There were enough voters (2+ / 0-)
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    bythesea, realwischeese

    quoted as saying (along the lines of): "I'm not wild about Walker, but what's gone on hasn't justified a recall to me, as much as convince me not to re-elect him (in two years)."

  •  The result was (3+ / 0-)

    fairly consistent with what the polling largely seemed to predict (more or less), was it not?

    •  yes, every poll from March on put Walker ahead (1+ / 0-)
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      bythesea

      The exit poll fundies have a conspiracy theory about why pre-election polls are wrong (not that they would like that name). Here is an excerpt from an earlier diary posted by the same person:

      The pollsters expect there will be fraud, so they prepare for it. The RV polls are transformed to LV [likely voter] subsets in order to promote an artificial “horse race”. The pundits want to predict the recorded vote. The closer they are, the better they look. But they never mention that it’s the fraud factor that gets them close.
      In other words, the pollsters -- pretty much all of them, apparently -- rig the polls to be less Democratic, which masks the vote count fraud. Maybe that doesn't literally require a "conspiracy": they just move in lockstep because, well, because. It seems to be a conspiracy of silence, at least, if they all "expect there will be fraud" but none of them says so.

      You might ask yourself: How is it that the exit pollsters never manage to rig their polls to mask the vote count fraud? But if you ask yourself that, then obviously you aren't an exit poll fundie.

  •  Yes. n/t (0+ / 0-)

    "Southern nights have you ever felt a southern night?" Allen Toussaint ~~Remember the Gulf of Mexico~~

    by rubyr on Sat Aug 11, 2012 at 04:20:43 PM PDT

  •  unfortunately, Fitrakis is repeating bunk (0+ / 0-)

    Worse, a combination of bunk and misguided fatalism:

    Democracy is dead. Long live the "adjusted" vote totals.
    Great. No mere concern troll, he. He's like the Tokyo Rose of election integrity.

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