Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: The Watching World

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  • BenWilson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Meanwhile, video of a voting machine that keeps flipping votes from Obama to Romney.

    It's a pity they didn't show attempting to get Obama via Jill Stein, to prove it's not just a screen calibration issue. The guy just talked about it, which is much less believable. One is a simple fault, the other highly malicious, illegal intent.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • Lucy Stewart, in reply to BenWilson,

    It’s a pity they didn’t show attempting to get Obama via Jill Stein, to prove it’s not just a screen calibration issue. The guy just talked about it, which is much less believable. One is a simple fault, the other highly malicious, illegal intent.

    Yeah, I watched that video and thought "well, crappy touchscreens are not unknown to mankind." It's problematic, not conclusive.

    Amherst, MA • Since Nov 2006 • 2093 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Lucy Stewart,

    Indeed. Crappy pens too, but fixing them only requires getting another one out of a box.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8305 posts Report Reply

  • Graeme Edgeler, in reply to David Hood,

    I see fivethirtyeight are now at 92.5% chance of an Obama victory with a “most likely” result of 315.3 Electoral College votes.

    I'll take that bet. Name your odds. I'll put $100 on Obama not getting 315.3 Electoral College Votes :-)

    Wellington, New Zealand • Since Nov 2006 • 2990 posts Report Reply

  • David Hood, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    I’ll put $100 on Obama not getting 315.3 Electoral College Votes :-)

    I too suspect that the current showing Electoral College esitimate 313 is infinitely more likely (literally) than the 315.3 of yesterday.

    Dunedin • Since May 2007 • 850 posts Report Reply

  • Keir Leslie, in reply to Graeme Edgeler,

    You are right! I just had it filed as an equal protection clause case, but I didn't remember the weird Florida stuff that went on over the top of that.

    (But for people purely interested in who gets to make decisions about how us elections work, Bush v Gore does illustrate there's a play between Federal and State level actors.)

    Since Jul 2008 • 1316 posts Report Reply

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