Helping to Organize, 250 Million to 1 Odds on the Exit Polls, other odds and ends.
By Brad Friedman on 11/12/2004, 2:22pm PT  

I'm working on a few different things at once for the moment, and thus, posting today has been a bit quieter than usual. Hopefully I'll have more information on some organizational efforts I'm trying to pull together soon...

To that end, if you happen to be or know Attorneys, Web Design/Management organizations, Fundraising groups, PR groups and/or Political/Activist organizations who are interested (and/or aggravated) by everything that has been going on concerning the various Voting Irregularities issues, and who may be willing to invest time, resources and/or energy into the effort for positive change --- and quickly --- please have them contact me by email right away.

For the moment, only seeking folks and/or organizations with serious credentials in any of the above areas, as opposed to citizen do-gooders who want to help out. If we're able to move things forward as I hope, we'll much need all the citizen do-gooders! But for the moment, I need people or organizations with the above creds who might like to come onboard in building a centralized effort for so much of what is going on. I can discuss further details via Email if you contact me.

In the meantime, here's a quick round-up of a few notable items from the last 12 hours or so...

  • Via BuzzFlash, a university professor has published a study showing that "the odds of those exit poll statistical anomalies occurring by chance are 250,000,000 to one."

    In the full 11-page report, which can be downloaded here in PDF format, Dr. Steven F. Freeman of the U. of Penn. speaks of:

    "As much as we can say in social science that something is impossible, it is impossible that the discrepancies between predicted and actual vote counts in the three critical battleground states [Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania] of the 2004 election could have been due to chance or random error."
    ...
    "Systematic fraud or mistabulation is a premature conclusion, but the election's unexplained exit poll discrepancies make it an unavoidable hypothesis, one that is the responsibility of the media, academia, polling agencies, and the public to investigate."
  • MSNBC's Countdown continues to be the preeminent voice amongst the Mainstream Media organizations actually giving this story the coverage that it deserves. You can watch Olbermann's latest report on video here at "Crooks & Liars" (where all of this week's previous reports are also available if you scroll down).
  • Raw Story reports that as of this hour, the Green Party has received donations totalling $48,000 of the $113,000 they will require by Monday (earliest) to fund their demand, in concert with the Libertarian Party, for a full Ohio recount.
  • As usual...more to come...

    UPDATE: 11/15/04 Green/Libertarian Party Ohio Recount fundraising goal has been met! Now seeking funds for "mobilization" costs and also volunteers to serve as "recount witnesses"! Click here for more info...