November 08, 2004

This magpie isn't a mathematician ...

But then it doesn't take one to see that there's something weird about these unofficial results from Cuyahoga County, Ohio:

Bay Village: 13,710 registered voters; 18,663 ballots cast
Beachwood: 9,943 registered voters; 13,939 ballots cast
Bedford: 9,942 registered voters; 14,465 ballots cast
Bedford Heights: 8,142 registered voters; 13,512 ballots cast
Brooklyn: 8,016 registered voters; 12,303 ballots cast
Brooklyn Heights: 1,144 registered voters; 1,869 ballots cast
Chagrin Falls (VIL): 3,557 registered voters; 4,860 ballots cast
Cuyahoga Heights: 570 registered voters; 1,382 ballots cast
Fairview Park: 13,342 registered voters; 18,472 ballots cast
Highland Hills: 760 registered voters; 8,822 ballots cast
Independence: 5,735 registered voters; 6,226 ballots cast
Mayfield (VIL): 2,764 registered voters; 3,145 ballots cast
Middleburg Heights: 12,173 registered voters; 14,854 ballots cast
North Olmsted: 25,794 registered voters; 25,887 ballots cast
Oakwood (VIL): 2,746 registered voters; 7,099 ballots cast
Olmsted Falls: 6,538 registered voters; 7,328 ballots cast
Pepper Pike: 5,131 registered voters; 6,479 ballots cast
Rocky River: 16,600 registered voters; 20,070 ballots cast
Solon (Ward 6): 2,292 registered voters; 4,300 ballots cast
South Euclid: 16,902 registered voters; 16,917 ballots cast
Strongsville (Ward 3): 7,806 registered voters; 12,108 ballots cast
University Heights: 10,072 registered voters; 11,982 ballots cast
Warrensville Heights: 10,562 registered voters; 15,039 ballots cast
Woodmere (VIL): 558 registered voters; 8,854 ballots cast

Unless someone accidentally read the registration numbers into the ballot section, and vice versa, something is really fishy here.

Via Suburban Guerrilla.

Posted by Magpie at November 8, 2004 10:32 PM | Elections | Technorati links |

Nice job of finding a way to display this information. It's on Kos in the comments on the Olbermann story, but this display is much simpler.

Posted by: howie in seattle at November 8, 2004 11:39 PM

I keep trying to come up with some coherent response to this post, but all I can say is GODDAM!

Posted by: natasha at November 9, 2004 08:41 AM

I just love the evidence that is piling up to say this last election was fradulent...look at the numbers on for results in florida--and maybe you need to call your rep.

Posted by: James at November 9, 2004 11:31 AM

Go to the Cuyahoga County website where the results that you are quoting can be found.

Instead of just going to town and making a big deal out of numbers that you don't understand, actually READ the instructions at the top of the page in red. If you do, you'll find that no county had a turnout that is abnormal.

Yet another conspiracy theory shot to hell...

Sorry guys.

Posted by: Kevin at November 10, 2004 07:14 PM

I went to, and I did "actually READ the instructions at the top of the page in red". This doesn't explain how there were more votes already counted (without counting absentees) than there are registered voters. Another wingnut excuse shot to hell.
Sorry Kevin.

Posted by: Steve at November 12, 2004 09:26 AM