Saturday, November 20, 2004

Berkeley Study: Gore almost stole election in Florida!

Although the tinfoil beanie types are still trying to claim that the reason Kerry lost is because the Republicans cheated, a recent study ironically, may prove that Bush won Florida in 2000 by a much larger margin than we thought. A new Berkeley study is trying to claim that e-voting in Florida in the recent presidential election does not square with voting patterns in 2000. Since votes chalked up for Bush faster in 2004 than in 2000 the only conclusion can be, that the GOP somehow hacked the electronic voting machines, thereby giving Bush more votes than previous voting patterns suggest he would have received.

But here's the problem, the study might unwittingly, be proving that the DEMOCRATS cheated in 2000 by SUPPRESSING Bush votes.

Dafydd ab Hugh, a statistician wrote an email dissecting the assumptions and makes this astute observation:

"...the correct way to interpret this is that there were between 130,000 and 260,000 "excess votes" for Bush. But mathematically, it's equally valid to suppose that there was a Republican suppression factor in the 2000 and 1996 elections -- that is, that the Democrats cheated in counting punchcards in heavily Democratic districts in past elections -- which they were unable to do in 2004 with the electronic voting machines."

To think that the Gore-illas almost got away with a wholesale theft of the election in 2000 still makes me shudder.

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