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Carnegie Mellon Statistical Study Shows With Extreme Confidence That Ballot Cost Gore Votes

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November 10, 2000
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According to several news accounts, many voters in Palm Beach, Florida, have claimed that they were confused by the ballot structure and may have inadvertently voted for Patrick J. Buchanan when in fact they intended to vote for Democratic Presidential candidate Al Gore. Doing a statistical analysis, county by county for Florida, Carnegie Mellon University Social and Decision Sciences Professor Greg Adams says he can say with "extreme confidence" that the ballot structure cost the vice president at least 2,000 votes.

According to several news accounts, many voters in Palm Beach, Florida, have claimed that they were confused by the ballot structure and may have inadvertently voted for Patrick J. Buchanan when in fact they intended to vote for Democratic Presidential candidate Al Gore. Doing a statistical analysis, county by county for Florida, Carnegie Mellon University Social and Decision Sciences Professor Greg Adams says he can say with "extreme confidence" that the ballot structure cost the vice president at least 2,000 votes.


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