Other Points: Analysis
- If The Vote Were Flawless...
- December 2, 2000 - Miami Herald
- Gore would have had the edge in glitch-free Florida balloting,
based on a Herald analysis
- In a race so tight, it may never be known for
certain. But an analysis commissioned by The
Herald of voting patterns in each of the
state's 5,885 precincts suggests that Florida
likely would have gone to Al Gore -- by a slim
23,000 votes -- rather than George W. Bush, the
officially certified victor by the wispy margin
- Fla. Ballot Spoilage Likelier For Blacks
- December 2, 2000 - Washington Post
- Heavily Democratic and African American neighborhoods in Florida lost many
more presidential votes than other areas because of outmoded voting machines and rampant
confusion about ballots, a precinct-by=precinct analysis by The Washington Post Shows.
- 13 Myths about the Results of the 2000 Election
- Rich Cowan
- Millions of dollars are now being raised for a public relations war between the Democrats and the Republicans to determine the next president of the United States. Will the outcome of the election be determined by ratings in the polls? Will the present standoff be resolved by escalation and threats? Or will the intention of the voters on election day and the right of the states to choose their own electors actually matter?
- Local copy
- Was Gore Shortchanged in Florida?
- John S. Irons
- Social scientists speak out on Palm Beach vote recount
- Statistical Analysis of the Palm Beach, Florida vote
- November 9, 2000
- Henry Brady
- The controversial "butterfly" style ballot in Palm Beach, Florida has
created a tremendous stir, and there is now plenty of anecdotal evidence
of voters claiming to have punched the wrong place on the ballot.
However, there is no easy way of determining exactly how many votes the
ballot may have cost Gore and Lieberman. Ballots don't indicate the
name or party of the individual voter, and most voters
don't bother retaining the stub from their ballot.
- A Note on the Voting Irregularities in Palm
- According to several news accounts, many voters in Palm Beach,Florida,
have claimed that they were confused by the ballot structure and may
have inadvertently voted for Buchanan when in fact they intended to vote
for Gore. In the hours after the election, a discussion ensued among
several academic friends and colleagues about whether such ballot
confusion could be statistically detected, since (apparently) Palm Beach
county alone had the unusual ballot structure in Florida.
- Notes on the Florida Vote in the 2000 Election
- Sebago Associates, Inc., undertook a variety of preliminary analyses on
the Florida Vote in the 2000 Presidential Election in the days
immediately following November 7th. The following three notes suggest
that irregularities existed in the Palm Beach County vote, and that such
irregularities were likely caused by a confusing "butterfly" ballot.
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