Recount

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has been quietly exploring whether there was any “outside interference” in the election results and will participate in the election recount in Wisconsin initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein …  —news reports

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The above image purports to show a discrepency between exit polls and vote totals in Wisconsin. What are we to make of this? If exit polls accurately reflect the intent of the voters, then the reported vote is most likely wrong. But there are other more likely explanations.

  • The poll wasn’t a random sample of voters, possibly because some group avoided the poll takers or wouldn’t answer their questions.
  • Some poll respondents gave misleading answers.
  • Some voters didn’t vote for the candidate whom they thought they did.

If there were a problem with the reported vote, here are some possibilities:

  • Voting machines were faulty.
  • Voting machines were tampered with.
  • Vote totals don’t reflect the vote.

The explanation, if there is one, will be very interesting, especially if linked to a particular type of voting machine.

http://columbusfreepress.com/sites/default/files/associated/TrumpWI.D3.pdf

https://philebersole.wordpress.com/2016/11/26/the-presidential-vote-recount/

http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/presidential-campaign/307529-why-is-jill-stein-challenging-election-results

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7 Responses to Recount

  1. Bob McGill says:

    The poll takers tried to sway the vote by reporting false and misleading information 😛

  2. whungerford says:

    These were exit polls, Bob; the results were released after the election was over.

  3. pystew says:

    We should all want to have the actual vote totals in every election.

  4. Bob McGill says:

    So the press is more dependable than the State board of elections, I see. Now you would try to change the election results based on exit polls. Because we now depend on media that can’t be trusted, nobody knows the facts or the truth about anything. Does any body really believe anything you put in this blog, I would hope not.

  5. Bob McGill says:

    But there are other more likely explanations.

    The poll wasn’t a random sample of voters possibly because some group avoided the poll takers or wouldn’t answer their questions.
    Some poll respondents gave misleading answers. BUT WE WILL HAVE TO LET THE SORE LOSERS HAVE THEIR WAY

  6. Bob McGill says:

    But you can’t believe anyone anymore, and you will claim it’s all rigged anyway if you lose.

  7. whungerford says:

    Why can’t we believe anyone anymore, Bob. Can you offer any evidence for that?

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