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Re: State Supreme Court rules against Coleman Re: Minnesota

Posted by Charles G on Mon Jan 5 20:12:25 2009, in response to Re: State Supreme Court rules against Coleman Re: Minnesota, posted by SelkirkTMO on Mon Jan 5 19:29:42 2009.

I don't know about grasping at straws.

Not to inject algebra into the equation, but if X is greater than Y then it would seem impossible to have X votes counted in a district where only Y people actually showed up to vote -- yet that is happening in 25 districts in Minnesota.

Things look statistically improbable from 30,000 feet as well. On election night, the race was a statistical dead heat --

Franken 1,211,359 vs Coleman 1,211,565. -- basically 50/50

The final tally was:

Franken 1,212,431 vs Coleman 1,212,206 -- again, basically 50/50

1,713 votes were added in the recount. Those added votes broke 63/37 in favor of Franken. How statistically unlikely is it that the added votes would have a breakdown so skewed from the overall total without political meddling?



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