Friday, November 19, 2004

The Effect of Electronic Voting Machines on Change in Support for Bush
in the 2004 Florida Elections

- Irregularities associated with electronic voting machines may
have awarded 130,000 excess votes or more to President George W.
Bush in Florida.
Compared to counties with paper ballots, counties with electronic
voting machines were significantly more likely to show increases
in support for President Bush between 2000 and 2004. This effect
cannot be explained by differences between counties in income,
number of voters, change in voter turnout, or size of
Hispanic/Latino population.
In Broward County alone, President Bush appears to have received
approximately 72,000 excess votes.
We can be 99.9% sure that these effects are not attributable to

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