Originally posted by UKTruth
reply to post by OutKast Searcher
There are still a number of anomalies beyond Waldo within the detail county and precinct vote counts.
I want you to reference this document as I respond to the following points. This is the official Maine GOP tally sheet. I created my own spreadsheet
based of this to look into some of your points below.
1) The individual precinct votes dont add up to the totals shown for Maine
All the counts add up perfectly for the individual candidates. However, if you take the "Total" column in each precinct and add them up...the total
doesn't match the reported total. It is off by 92.
However, 77 of these is due to Bangor reporting "0" in their total column (go ahead and find it in the PDF I linked). So if you add those in...you
have a difference of 15. They did the right thing and reported the total based off the cumulative candidate totals instead of the cumulative precinct
totals. If you take out Bangor who reported a "total" of 0 but had 77 votes cast...Here are the remaining discrepencies...feel free to look them up.
If you add up the "differences" below...you have your remaining 15. None of these scream "fraud"...rather they scream "human error".
15 votes out of 5585 votes is an error rate of 0.26%....I'd call that human error and not fraud.
Knox/Camden /28 /32 /4
Cumberland/Gorham /56 /59 /3
Penobscot/Alton /0 /3 /3
York/Kennebunk /45 /47 /2
Knox/Friendship /7 /8 /1
Penobscot/Newport / 21 /22 /1
Somerset/Cambridge / 8 /9 /1
Kennebec/Augusta /40 /38 /-2
Penobscot/Dixmont /4 /3 /-1
York/Eliot /44 /43 /-1
2) Only 3 of the counties show all precinct votes - the rest have at least some precinct votes at zero
Some precincts can combine and report together...just like Aroostook combined them all and reported together.
There is nothing wrong with this. Unless you have proof (like in Waldo county) that there are precincts that caucused and weren't reported....then
this isn't anything suspicious.
3) Of the 623 precincts, 157 show zero votes - Washington is yet to vote - except for 1 precinct. 20 of the 26 precincts in Waldo show
zero votes (with only 3 of those 20 known not to have caucused). 11 other counties show precincts with zero votes. Maybe some of the other precincts
are legitimately at zero, many are not.
Like I said...some precincts can combine with others...their total will be in the other precincts totals.
4) Aroostook only shows a total vote, with no precinct detail
There is nothing wrong with this. Looking at 2008, the vote totals are similar. 140 in 2008, 137 this year.
And...Ron Paul won this county...and by a larger margin than he did in 2008...and he got nearly double the votes he got in 2008. Romney got
less...almost by half. If anyone should be suspicious of this counties results...it should be Romney.
5) Your ajdusted totals, from which you derived your 6 vote swing in Waldo, includes 5 precincts with zero votes.
Yes...and these are the totals from the county and are vouched as being correct. If you are saying these aren't correct either...than we shouldn't
count any of them and Paul shouldn't gain those 6 votes.
Again...I'm not seeing anything that screams out a huge amount of fraud. I am seeing evidence of human error..but that's about it.
17-2-2012 by OutKast Searcher because: (no reason given)