The following analyses attempt to detect any irregularities in the 2004 presidential election. The method of analysis was inspired by the work of Kathy Dopp at http://uscountvotes.org. Sources are given on the Summary page of each spreadsheet. Analyses of more states will be uploaded in the coming days.
%Chg Rep & %Chg Dem: The difference between the percentage of votes each candidate received and the percentage of votes each candidate 'should' have received based upon (a) percentage of registered Reps/Dems in the county, (b) number of registered voters in the county, and (c) turnout percentage.
ES&S: Until 1995, the Chairman of ES&S (Election Systems & Software, Inc.) was Charles Hagel, now Republican Sen. Charles Hagel of Nebraska. He won by a surprising landslide in 1996, under suspicious circumstances considering that his company made all the voting machines used in the election.
Partisanship: The percentage of voters in the state who are registered as either Republicans or Democrats. The usefulness of this method of analysis is directly proportional to the partisanship of a state (e.g. in the case of Ohio, this analysis seems to me quite meaningless).
last updated: 11.22.2004