A place to rant about politics, the media, and especially the electorate. Much like alcohol, the electorate is both the cause of, and the solution to, all of America's problems.

Location: Seattle, Washington

Saturday, October 09, 2004

CNN keeps on cheating with their online polls....

Sheesh. Is it really that hard to play by the rules and not cheat?

I didn't save any screenshots, but on the who-won poll, bush has gained several hundred thousand votes over the last, say, 3 hours. That's cheating.

I'll attempt a preemptive strike against a silly criticism of the previous sentence - consider the analogy: if you flip a coin 100,000 times, and get 100,000 tails, what have you learned about that coin?

Update: Ok, dammit, I knew I should've started taking screenshots earlier... In the last 1/2 hour, bush got another hundred thousand votes, and it's dead even. I'll take periodic screenshots, and we'll see what the approximate rate at which he's gaining is. Of course, it may already be too late - the cheaters may have turned off the spicket, since it's already tied. We'll see how "trigger-happy" they are...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's spigot. And yes, we've turned it off.

9:13 PM  

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