Friday, January 26, 2007

Under the radar: Two Ohio election workers found guilty of rigging vote recount

Is the reason this story is not getting a lot more MSM coverage (NYT: no coverage yet, LA Times: no coverage yet, WaPo: one story) due to the observation by the Plain Dealer that:
...Cuyahoga County is a Democratic stronghold where about 600,000 ballots were cast in 2004...
The Washington Post article notes:
...Special prosecutor Kevin Baxter did not claim the workers' actions affected the outcome of the election _ Kerry gained 17 votes and Bush lost six in the county's recount...

2 Comments:

Blogger Maggie Thurber said...

we've talked about this on a local blog, but the question I have is: what is the party affiliation? Ohio BofE must have one republican and one democrat any time that ballots are handled...do these individuals represent each party?

Am I the only one who finds it curious that their party affiliation is missing?

January 26, 2007 at 3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OHIO 2004: 6.15% Kerry-Bush vote-switch found in probability study

Defining the vote outcome probabilities of wrong-precinct
voting has revealed, in a sample of 166,953 votes (1 of
every 34 Ohio voters), the Kerry-Bush margin changes 6.15%
when the population is sorted by probable outcomes of
wrong-precinct voting.

The Kerry to Bush 6.15% vote-switch differential is seen
when the large sample is sorted by probability a Kerry
wrong-precinct vote counts for Bush. When the same large
voter sample is sorted by the probability Kerry votes count
for third-party candidates, Kerry votes are instead equal
in both subsets.

Read the article with graphs of findings:

Ohio Presidential Election: Cuyahoga County Analysis
How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes

http://jqjacobs.net/politics/ohio.html

February 2, 2007 at 12:30 PM  

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