All entries for Thursday 04 November 2004
November 04, 2004
This captures my feelings – though hopefuilly my mood will improve as I convince myself of the poisoned chalice theory. Hope there is no prohibition against posting this:
A friend in Southern California has done a statistical analysis on several swing states, and found a perfect and suggestive correlation. Compared to exit polls, every state that implemented e-voting in a way that provided no independent paper trail shows Bush getting around 5% more in the "actual" result.
By contrast, in every state where e-voting has an independent paper audit trail, the exit poll and "actual" results are within the margin of error.
Kinda makes you think…
For stats folks with time on their hands – look for districts with Diebold machines…