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 (www.votewatch.us) 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,
Arthur

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
>http://ustogether.org/election04/Little_Analysis.html ) 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.
>
>Regards,
>
>Kathy

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