Sunday, November 2, 2008

Exit polls can have great value

Those who have watched recent elections closely are aware that there has been a disparity between exit polls and recent voting outcomes.

Because of the serious problems with voting machines, failure to count provisional ballots or absentee ballots, spoiled ballots and other issues, it is quite possible that the exit poll is actually more accurate than the vote count! (It has been estimated that approximately 4 million votes were cast but not counted in the last election.)

The purpose of the alert below is to have the unadjusted polls saved, shared with the public and, if they are changed, having a public explanation provided as well as to have the unadjusted exit polls preserved.