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

From: Kathy Dopp <kathy_at_directell_dot_com>
Date: Sat Nov 06 2004 - 16:00:17 CST

charlie strauss said:
>
> Alan wrote:
>
>>While I do see investigations of election system anomalies helpful, I'm
>> not sure that organizing volunteers in this way is central to the OVC
>> mission. I am sure that the last thing we want is for OVC to appear to
>> be overladen with partisan sour grapes.
>
> I heartily endorse this thought.

I'm sorry but I thought a few of us were doing that offlist and not
related in any way to OVC. If I sent something to the list on this
volunteer effort, I apologize and did not mean too.

I am trying to keep our analyses of these voting anomolies nonpartison but
Dems are much more interested ofcourse and i suspect that you are getting
a lot of them joining as a result of coming through this site.

I VERY MUCH need volunteer help to accomplish this analysis in a
scientifically sound fashion in any reasonable time frame and keep the
interest up.

>
> I partly got this thread rolling with a post saying that partisan issues
> aside, people appear to vote differently on touch screens than paper
> ballots. I deliberatlely did not consider the means of the
> distributions which would be discussing who won or lost, but instead
> discussed the fact that the distributions had different widths
> indicating different voter behaviours on the two systems. I did this to
> suggest that Human factors issues in ballot design are already showing
> up.
>
> This thread is now getting a tad hijacked to organize volunteers bent on
> showing machines made errors and refighting the election. A sentiment
> easily found on other forums but one I would prefer not to see on the
> OVC bulliten board.

any organizing volunteers should be done offlist and I really need help.

>
> by the way I posted an update to my previous analysis here:
> http://vvnm.org/resources/florida2004/florida_vote_patterns.htm

Thanks. I'll look at it.

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