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LarryNaselli.com
Monday, November 15, 2004
Statistical Sampling Makes a Comeback

The latest Bush-hating Democrat-Wacko delusion is that President Bush stole the election by hacking the voting computers in Ohio. This (ahem) "theory" would have been invested with credibility by ABC News' coverage of it -- if ABC News had any credibility to invest. Instead, ABC News has just lashed itself to the mast of the Democrat Paronoia ship.

Before examining the "evidence" for this latest charge of election stealing, permit me to bask in the irony that electronic voting machines have come into widespread use mainly in response to the Democrat-inspired hype that the "fatally flawed" punch-card balloting method cost Al Gore the 2000 Presidential Election. The fact that there was nothing flawed about the punch cards (although there were some hopelessly flawed Democrat voters, evidently lacking the elementary school mental prowess required to correctly cast a punch-card ballot, but nevertheless eminently qualified - we are assured -- to participate in the choice of our nation's chief executive), did not forestall the expenditure of untold millions of dollars to "upgrade" voting systems across the U.S.A. So far, no prominent Republican has been impolite enough to recommend to this year's bereaved Democrats that vote stealing by hacking could be prevented by getting rid of the computers, and using punch-card ballots. Perhaps Republicans are not wasting words because they realize that the only thing that will cause Democrat partisans to accept the election results is a Democrat victory.

Now as for the "evidence" ABC News has uncovered indicating that Republicans cheated: well, there is no evidence, just a plethora of emails from Democrats convinced that Bush stole the election (ABC has certainly come a long way from the old days - i.e. last month - when it studiously ignored Conservative Bloggers' rigorous exposure of CBS's use of forged documents to discredit President Bush's military service). The emails from Democrat partisans - er, I mean from non-partisan concerned citizens -- cite the disparity between the machine vote counts and the Network Exit Polls as prima facie proof that . . . the vote counts are wrong. In fact, it is the very absence of evidence that shows just how subtle this Republican scheme is, in acknowledgement of which Democrats exchange knowing glances, and confidently intone the words "Karl Rove," as if no further explanation or proof is necessary to pronounce the Bush victory a fraud.

While it may sound to you like these Democrats are un-hinged, their claims are actually consistent with mainstream Democrat "logic." Remember Bill Clinton's proposed Census Reform? The Great Prevaricator wanted to replace the current Census methodology of counting actual citizens, with a statistical sampling that would be extrapolated to calculate the population - Census Exit Polling you might say. Democrats apparently believe that if the educated guess differs from the actual count, go with the educated guess. The most generous interpretation I can put on that is impenetrable elitist arrogance, and that would be an educated guess consistent with the observable evidence.

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:43 AM CST
Updated: Monday, November 15, 2004 3:12 PM CST
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