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
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.