Would you like to be added to our "audits" email list for NEDA/OVC?

From: Kathy Dopp <kathy_dot_dopp_at_gmail_dot_com>
Date: Mon Jul 24 2006 - 13:03:25 CDT

Hello Everyone,

Please let me know if you would like to join our temporary new
"audits" email list for OVC and NEDA people who want to help write a
collaborative paper on the new method of calculating audit percentages
(and perhaps other audit topics?) designed to detect outcome-altering
vote miscounts.

I've created a small separate email list for those from NEDA and OVC
called audits@uscountvotes.org that you may subscribe to. There are
three people from OVC: Ed Kennedy, Laird Popkin, and Jerry Lobdill,
and myself, Frank Stenger, and Daniel (NEDA's new part-time web
programmer) on it now.

Frank has written a mathmatica program to calc audit percentages that
spits out charts with the audit percentage required to detect
outcome-altering miscount on the vertical axis and the margin between
candidates on the horizontal axis, for any fixed N= #total vote counts
in any county, for levels of corruption needed to alter the outcome of
those candidate margins, to a 95% probability of detection.

I've attached one of Frank's new charts in pdf format for N= 500 #
total vote counts (a medium-sized county) so you can see approximate
percentage of audit levels required, using the Brennan Center
assumption of max 30% candidate margin shift per voting machine.

Frank and I are both too busy now to work on this again for a week
(and I don't own mathmatica or a program with libraries for doing the
calculations) so we really need help to get this done and in form that
the layman could understand and to present to the NIST standards
setting organization.

Please let me know if you would like to be added to our NEDA/OVC
"audits" email list.

Thank You.

Kathy Dopp
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