Friday, December 10, 2004

VOTE WATCH Wired is running a story full of skepticism about the Hout report out of Berkeley--the study questioning Florida's recent election results.

Here's Bruce McCullough, a decisions science professor at Drexel University:

What they did with their model is wrong, and their results are flawed...They either overlooked or did not bother to find a much better-fitting regression model that showed that e-voting didn't account [for voting anomalies].
Here's MIT political science professor Charles Stewart:
The type of exercise that you do in a graduate data-analysis class...If I were to get this article as reviewer, I would turn it around and say they were fishing to find a result.

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