Friday, February 04, 2005
Still news on the last election
This is courtesy of our Iowa counterpart, Blog For Iowa. Questions still hover over the last elections. New studies indicate there are still very real reasons to question who really won the last election and implicitly, the MSM meme that America is the conservative nation it's alleged to be.
Prominent Statisticians Refute 'Explanation' of 2004 U.S. Exit Poll Discrepancies in New Edison/Mitofsky Report and Urge Investigation of U.S. Presidential Election Results.
"There are statistical indications that a systematic, nationwide shift of 5.5% of the vote may have occurred, and that we'll never get to the bottom of this, unless we gather the data we need for mathematical analysis and open, robust scientific debate.", says Bruce O'Dell, USCountVotes' Vice President.
The study, “Response to Edison/Mitofsky Election System 2004 Report”, was co-authored by a diverse group of professors and academicians specializing in statistics and mathematics [from] Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin, University of Utah, University of Notre Dame, University of Nottingham (UK), Cornell University; Case Western Reserve University, Southern Methodist University.
Their study does not support claims made by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International that exit poll errors were to blame for the unprecedented 5.5% discrepancy between exit polls and official 2004 election results.
USCountVotes, a nonprofit, non-partisan Utah corporation was founded in December 2004. Its mission is to create and analyze a database containing precinct-level election results for the entire United States; to do a thorough mathematical analysis of the 2004 election results; and to fully investigate the 2004 Presidential election results. USCountVotes actively seeks volunteers and accepts donations to help make this unprecedented civic project a reality – visit http://www.uscountvotes.org for further information. "