Re: exit polls vs. election results

From: <dr-jekyll_at_att_dot_net>
Date: Tue May 17 2005 - 07:33:31 CDT

Another opinion. To me this points out the advantages of TAR (Targeted Audit Recount) over Random Recount for using VVPB paper ballots to verify election results. The TAR allocates the precincts to be recounted to the candidates, with the lion's share's going to the losing candidates.

Why sample at random when it's less expensive and more effective concentrate where there is suspicion and let the losing candidates pick the precincts rather than have them chosen by a process that is potentially corruptible? Potentially corruptible also means there can be believable accusations of corruption even when there is none.

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Kurt 
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-------------- Original message from Stephanie Frank Singer <sfsinger@campaignscientific.com>: -------------- 
> > 
> >> Opinions? Note that this column has supported the USCV position in 
> >> the 
> >> past. 
> >> 
> >> -Fred- 
> >> 
> >> http://bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=6046 
> >> 
> >> 
> 
> 
> First fact: this is only Ohio data. The states with the most 
> suspicious results were PA, NY, NH and VT. 
> 
> Second: I looked for this "report" on line and found only some slides 
> for a presentation. Now I can't even get access to those on the 
> website. (So I've attached the copy I downloaded yesterday to this 
> message so you all can take a look.) 
> 
> Action item: Can we use this report as leverage to get more of the 
> underlying data from Mitofsky/Edison? Here in PA we're quite 
> frustrated by the unwillingness of M/E to release the precinct-level 
> data to us so that we can do more thorough analysis. The report says 
> that Scheuren has access to more data than other reports. How did 
> Scheuren get access to more data? 
> 
> --Stephanie 

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