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Originally posted by SkepticOverlord
51% is hardly a majority.
Originally posted by curmePaper worked for 200 years, why the quick change?
Originally posted by sanctum
I know this question maybe *off topic*, but can anyone tell me what OS, Platform whatever
the electronic voting system uses?
Originally posted by JacKatMtn
I think you can find this info on www.dubya.org......
according to the site it appears that the program was called......
Diebolicbeancounter ver 1.0..... :sarcasm:
Originally posted by Valhall
Just to get a feel for what would be required to "undo" the difference between the two candidates on the general popular vote, here are some numbers:
[edit on 11-6-2004 by Valhall]
Nope. From a statistical analysis point of view (especially chaid analysis of large statistical data sets) 51% is certainly considered half as it's well within even tight margins of error. And... to be even more precise.. the republic came within 140,000 votes of selecting someone else. We're not a democracy, and while the popular vote is a nice thing to use for reference, it doesn't matter at all. But for the concepts discussed in this thread, we should move beyond partisan bickering over who-what-when as far as who got which votes, and focus on the possibility that electronic voting has the potential for serious problems that very well may effect the outcome of an election. I don't care who it favors, if the outcome is not a reflection of the actual votes, we have a serious problem.
Originally posted by Valhall ou probably meant to say it was just BARELY a majority.