Stefan Sharkansky Finds Magical Mystery Ballots

Over at Sound Politics, who readers hear will remember I recommended as the way to find out about the recent election in Washington, Stefan Sharkansky has been running a deep statistical analysis of the results. He has also looked at very specific results and pointed out some odd precincts. His analysis has come up with even more startling results:

…684 out of 2,616 precincts have more voters than ballots, for a total of 1,512 ballotless voters.

This information is tempered by the fact that some voters have voted in the wrong precincts.

Inter-precinct migration explains only 1 of the Precinct 3301's 2 ballotless voters. There are still at least 353 voters who cast ballots in Precinct 3301 on the day of the election, but only 352 of these ballots were counted.

In other news, the Seattle Times has credited Stefan with finding discrepancies

Conservative blogger Stefan Sharkansky pointed out the discrepancy Wednesday, and by yesterday it was Topic A among Rossi backers and Republican Party officials.
Party Chairman Chris Vance said it could be the “smoking gun” needed to overturn the election.
The number of King County ballots counted in the final tally was 899,199—3,539 more than the number of participating voters reported in the county's list.

Chris Vance might call it a smoking gun, but Stefan shies away from calling it that.

I'll personally hold off on calling anything I've found a smoking gun. But the unanswered questions keep piling up.

Here in Clark County the GOP have been sending me notes about a revote meeting to coordinate activities. I'm still on vacation that day so I might go see it, although I seldom have time for activism these days.

Josh Poulson

Posted Friday, Dec 31 2004 09:02 AM

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