11/09/04 More Collections of Links and Articles

Miami Herald: 11/10/04 Hackers rigging voting machines a real possibility

Washington Times: 11/09/04 Voter fraud uncovered in New Mexico

Superbly organized VOTE FRAUD Links (Thanks Eloriel!): a DU Compendium

others at DU: Presidential Results and Discussion Report Voting Problems

Common Ground - Common Sense: Proving Electoral Fraud Thread

Sludge Report #164 - Vote Fraud 2004 - WTF!!! 11/09/04 In This Edition ::
Today Was Stolen Election Action Day
Ground Zero For Election Fraud 2004 Investigations
Karl Rove - Acclaimed Architect Of Election Fraud 2004
Show Me The Votes or Where Did George Suddenly Get 11 Million New Friends?
Thinking The Unthinkable – If We Vote Fraud Theorists Are Correct
According to The BBC – There May Be More Truth In This Than Intended
Spot The Difference – Exit Poll Variations By Ballot Type
To Believe That Bush Won The Election, You Must Also Believe...
Why Did CNN Change Their Exit Poll Data for Ohio After 1:00 AM?
Hillsborough County FLA - Oddities + Undervotes
Bush Increased His Minority Turnout by 69%
Florida Projection vs Actual Data In A Graphical Form
Still Don't Believe They Stole It? Look Here

What Really Happened 11/09/04:

Naked Promotional Announcement (Keith Olbermann)
Keith Olbermann Plays Hardball, Breaks Votergate Story on National, Mainstream Media
Incredible As It May Seem, MSNBC Covers Voting Problems
GOP files suit to stop vote count in San Diego city.
State Police investigating voter fraud
Votes exceeding registered voters (full list)
Did Bush fix the elections?
Computer glitch still baffles county clerk
Countinghouse Blues
Bush's 'Incredible' Vote Tallies
FLASHBACK: Florida ballot papers go missing
Will Your Vote Count?
Massive Ohio Sit-In to Protest Stolen Election!
Maybe Kerry SHOULD have waited!
Cuyahoga County Precincts
Warren's vote tally walled off
Why Kerry Conceded Defeat despite Electoral Fraud
Election stolen, group suspects
Another Rigged Election? The Elephant in the Voting Booth - Maureen Farrell at BuzzFlash.com
Media Black Out on Vote Fraud Allegations
None Dare Call it Voter Suppression and Fraud

BOP News 11.09.04 Republican Election Theft Clearinghouse

BOP House Crew on Election Fraud
New! 11/9 Ian Welsh: Thinking about vote fraud
Matt Stoller: another stolen election
oldman: speaks for itself
Barry Ritholtz: mapping out election results
Ian Welsh: Okay, it was stolen
Shaula Evans: fight fight fight

New Links November 9
Statistical improbabilities of Bush FL vote tallies
Atrois: The Ohio Code
Sarpy County, Nebraska: More votes than voters
FL: voting machines reject mysterious wet ballots
Shifting numbers of Florida's election (with graphs and charts)
More from MSNBC's Keith Olbermann plus he wants your feedback at KOlbermann@msnbc.com
Bob Fitrakis: Evidence is mounting
97,489 extra votes in Cayahoga County, Ohio
Democracy Now: The E-vote Factor
eRiposte: Election 2004 results
No paper ballot recount requests yet in Florida - and how to start one
Another rigged election? The Elephant in the voting booth
Electronic voting machine woes reported
Machine error gives Bush extra Ohio votes
Gambling glitch mars vote tally
Wired: Watchdogs spot e-vote glitches
National voting rights monitor documents voting irregularities in the south
Warren County, OH shrouds vote count in darkness
Ralph Nader challenges vote count in New Hampshire
Citizen attempt to expose irregularities in Florida
WI group says, Election stolen
Indianapolis Wish-TV asks, Will Your Vote Count?
AP gets direct feed from tabulating computers
media Black Out Voting Problems
Republicans and Democrats spar over vote tally
House Democrats Seek election inquiry
Voting irregularities (with charts!)
William Rivers Pitt: Worse Than 2000
Florida rigged the optical scanners with stats and charts
Strange election results from Ohio
Electronic Voting machine woes reported
Defective software lost votes
Over 20 percent of the machines tested failed to record votes properly.
Electronic Ballots: Major media reporting major problems
Video the Vote: Documentation from Cleveland Polls
Angry Ohio Residents Storm State House

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I present a couple of examples of ways the authors represent populations while recalling how disheartening it was to see those large swathes of red strewn across the screen on election night. When selling possible fraud, it's perception of the buyer that matters. Ask the President, perception is everything.

Maps and cartograms of the 2004 US presidential election results
Election results by state

On election night and in the days since then, we have seen many maps that look like this (click on any of the maps for a larger picture):

The (contiguous 48) states of the country are colored red or blue to indicate whether a majority of their voters voted for the Republican candidate (George W. Bush) or the Democratic candidate (John F. Kerry) respectively. The map gives the superficial impression that the "red states" dominate the country, since they cover far more area than the blue ones. However, as pointed out by many others, this is misleading because it fails to take into account the fact that most of the red states have small populations, whereas most of the blue states have large ones. The blue may be small in area, but they are large in terms of numbers of people, which is what matters in an election.
The answer seems to be that the amount of red on the map is skewed because there are a lot of counties in which only a slim majority voted Republican. One possible way to allow for this, suggested by
Robert Vanderbei at Princeton University, is to use not just two colors on the map, red and blue, but instead to use red, blue, and shades of purple to indicate percentages of voters. Here is what the normal map looks like if you do this:

And here's what the cartogram looks like:


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