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Friday, November 12

What Are the Odds?

by pissed off patricia

Check this out at Buzzflash
Here's part of it:
"BuzzFlash was forwarded a copy of a new research paper (271k PDF) on the exit polls from the 2004 election.
In "The Unexplained Exit Poll Discrepancy," Dr. Steven F. Freeman says:

"As much as we can say in social science that something is impossible, it is impossible that the discrepancies between predicted and actual vote counts in the three critical battleground states [Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania] of the 2004 election could have been due to chance or random error."

The odds of those exit poll statistical anomalies occurring by chance are, according to Freeman, "250,000,000 to one." That's 250 MILLION to ONE."



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