READER COMMENTS ON
"Democratic Votes Given to Libertarians in Indiana!"
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 11/11/2004 @ 5:40 pm PT...
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 11/11/2004 @ 5:54 pm PT...
I'd say the fact that all these errors went against Kerry is the strongest evidence yet that there may be something fishy going on in Diebold Country.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 11/11/2004 @ 6:38 pm PT...
Seth - Hadn't seen that story. Thanks for the link. Though I'm not quite as certain as you may be that that error benefitted Kerry. We'd have to look at the particular precincts where votes were "lost".
The one your report mentions showed a final vote (after the lost totals) of Kerry: 84 to Bush: 3, where supposedly 289 people actually voted.
If that was a strong Kerry precinct and the *real* (or intended) vote count was more like Kerry: 200 to Bush: 80, a nice way to take more votes from Kerry than from Bush, but still keep it "believable" would be to (by whatever means) end up with an 84-3 total.
Yes, it seems odd, but I think there's a reason that the paper reports that it's "Democrats" who are pissed about it and calling for the resignation of the Local Elections director.
We'd have to know more to know for sure. But it certainly doesn't look to be one of those "Computer Error gives 5,000 Extra Votes to Kerry!" stories. (Which I have seen exactly zero of...And believe me, I've been lookin'!)
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 11/11/2004 @ 8:42 pm PT...
Hey brad, heres more fuel for the fire
seems Diebolt just settled with Cali to keep people from looking into their machines, and to get outa the spotlight there.
the settlement? its for faulty machines, that are easily hackable, and didn't work for various reasons.
Also, how about a good artical that talk about how the exit polls rightly predicted GOP increases in the house and senate, yet falsy predicted kerry as winner? I haven't seen any, but maybe you have.
That might be huge fuel to point out that they were not faulty after all. how can they predict one, yet be so off on another when you go by the same polling methods?