Thursday, December 30, 2004

Something Fishy In Washington State
First the Republican wins the Governor Race. Then there is a recount - and he wins by 42 votes again. Then another recount in King County, Seattle - Democrat now wins by 10 votes. Then votes are "discovered" that had been overlooked - dem wins by 130 votes.

Seem odd? Read this.

Anyway, a recount should not be justified on the guise of counting every ballot, because you can never do so with complete certainity. Rather, it has to be justified on counting every ballot more accurately than the previous count. As the risks for corruption, ballot theft/alteration increase with each counting, eventually this justification becomes moot after a certain number of counts. How many counts? That is the big question.

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