Saturday, October 11, 2008

Registration Numbers Don’t Pass Smell Taste

File this under “Notice how this ‘Fact’ was slipped by us”, Does this even make sense?

The Columbus Dispatch reports
Ohio adds 665,949, to nearly 8.2 million
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
By Mark Niquette

A record number of Ohioans are registered to vote in the Nov. 4 election, for which officials expect record voter turnout because of the hard-fought presidential race. Nearly 8.2 million people are on the voter rolls in Ohio, including 665,949 added this year.

That means 94 percent of eligible voters in Ohio are registered, based on U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Brunner predicts turnout of 80 percent, which would mean 6.5 million Ohioans casting ballots. By comparison, 5.7 million voted in the 2004 presidential election.
94 percent? Are we to really believe that in a state where less than half of registered voters actually vote, this percentage of people are registered? Now this percentage is simply the number of registrations compared to the eligible population.

Between ACORN’s alleged fraudulent registrations numbering in the tens of thousands and the Ohio Secretary of State denying any county the ability to validate the new registrations, how can we really believe this line from the Dispatch, passed off as fact?

Remember, this is not the number of validated registrations. This is simply the number of people registered (no matter how many times) divided by the total population eligible.

To not question the 94 percent number means that either The Dispatch is a part of this fraudulent myth or simply staffed by lemmings who don’t dare question the party they blindly follow... Or are just bad journalists.


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