Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Impeded in my efforts

I've been trying to assemble a massive list of results from all counties in all the states in America, but have been impeded either by lack of such information on state's websites or by cumbersome page layouts that prevents me from easily importing the information into Excel.

If anyone reading knows of a place that has what I'm looking for, please let me know. I need to be able to compare Florida to other states in order to demonstrate that what I've found is not only strange, but that it is also unique.

4 Comments:

At 10:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Ohio results are quite accessible at http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/results/2004/gen/pres.htm

I tried analyzing them to read something in the tea leaves there but I didn't see much of anything. You can find out the equipment differences across Ohio at http://verifiedvoting.org/verifier/

Is this voting machine type difference really significant? Or are we just seeing an artifact in that most rural voters tend to be more conservative, more likely to vote Republican, and more likely to vote on some kind of paper? Perhaps North Carolina would be a better comparison state since they seem to have a hodgepodge of technology in use across the state? I think you need to find some rural areas that use touch screens and some more urban areas that use optical scanning to add some weight to this analysis.

 
At 5:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I found some things in the tea leaves. I compiled historical data for Ohio as well. Some stats I found are on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_U.S._Election_controversies_and_irregularities . (I'm User:Kevin_baas) For one, the locations of machine shortages and long lines, weighted by population, are statistically anamolous, and it seems to have affected voter turnout in those countys by over 4%. My excel spreadsheet is posted at http://www.murphy-gillick.com/download.html .

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Marsha Hammond, PhD: Psychologist said...

I understand that the matter associated with long lines in particular precincts which purportedly are are poorer, mostly black may be a civil rights violation. The NAACP would be interested in this. I'll get it to them. I wrote to them earlier today.

marsha hammond, phd: hammondmv@netzero.com

 
At 8:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I compiled a spreadsheet similar to that of the Florida election results found at this link, http://www.ustogether.org/election04/FloridaDataStats.htm, only for the State of Kentucky. Kentucky has voter registration information online that is catagorized by Party affiliation. It is not easy to transpose into Excel, but I was determined to do it just out of curiosity.The results are interesting. Kentucky voters are even less likely to vote for the Party of which they are registered with than are Florida voters. I have the spreadsheet if you want to check it out.

 

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