Thursday, January 25, 2007

Ohio election workers rigged 2004 recount, convicted

From the AP via the Houston Chronicle:
CLEVELAND — Two election workers were convicted Wednesday of rigging a recount of the 2004 presidential election to avoid a more thorough review in Ohio's most populous county.

Jacqueline Maiden, elections coordinator of the Cuyahoga County Elections Board, and ballot manager Kathleen Dreamer each were convicted of a felony count of negligent misconduct of an elections employee. They also were convicted of one misdemeanor count each of failure of elections employees to perform their duty.
So suspicions of the count/recount in Ohio in 2004 are founded in reality.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OHIO 2004: 6.15% Kerry-Bush vote-switch found in probability study

How Kerry Votes Were Switched to Bush Votes

"In a sample of 166,953 votes (1/34th of the Ohio vote),
the Kerry-Bush margin changes 6.15% when the population
is sorted by outcomes of wrong-precinct voting.

"The 6.15% vote-switch differential is seen when the large
sample is sorted by probability a Kerry wrong-precinct
vote counts for Bush. When the same large voter sample is
sorted by the probability Kerry cross-votes count for
third-party candidates, Kerry votes are instead equal in both subsets."