Posted Sep 1, 2004 15:53 UTC (Wed) by smoogen
In reply to: Patience
Parent article: Back door in Diebold voting systems?
Actually the problem is that very few of the political voting systems in place deal with statistical error. Too many states were within the statistical error of voting methods. While Florida was in the end (by a total recount) for Gore by a little.. New Mexico and a couple of other Gore states were during academic recounts in the Bush camp. And it took at least a year to figure it out because each state does it slightly different and some even let counties/parishes decide.
The problem is that the system is not meant to deal with elections within statistical error. You can try to lower the statistical error with newer methods.. but in the end, it is a flaw in the system itself.
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