Re: Strange patterns by voting machine in florida e-voting??

From: Arthur Keller <arthur_at_kellers_dot_org>
Date: Sat Nov 06 2004 - 09:13:21 CST

I understand that Vote Watch ( will launch an effort
in the next few days to analyze data for Ohio. Volunteers will be
welcome to analyze data (and will have access to data, I understand),
and what is discovered will then be evaluated by statisticians.

Best regards,

At 3:43 AM -0500 11/6/04, Kathy Dopp wrote:
>Well, I'd rather put those armies of volunteers to work on gathering data
>we need from each county to further analyze and double-check our results.
>i.e. we still need by county election results by ballot type and vote
>counting method for each ballot type for early, precinct, absentee, and
>provisional votes. The numbers are publicly available, but must be
>obtained w/ manual phone calls.
>As to a poll of Liberty county, I would rather leave that to a competent
>pollster who knows what he/she is doing and can evaluate whether a small
>county like Liberty would be a valid sample because it is likely that for
>analysis, we need to ignore data from smaller counties. (see
> ) Although an
>informal poll might be helpful, I wouldn't want to piss people off and I'm
>not sure it's even legal to ask people how they voted and who's to tell if
>they would even tell the truth about how they cast their ballot. I don't
>know enough about polling myself, but perhaps you know more about it than
>I do and would feel more comfortable conducting a poll.
>I know my first reaction was that it was a great idea, but I've reflected
>a little on how it might be done and decided that I don't know enough to
>venture one.

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