[ExI] south carolina primary election
thespike at satx.rr.com
Tue Jun 15 16:07:41 UTC 2010
On 6/15/2010 10:15 AM, Gregory Jones wrote:
> This time-bomb is ticking away:
Gotta love the confident ignorance of FOX comments:
"In Australia, where voting is mandatory (you are fined if you do not
vote the names on the ballot are in alphabetical order and studies show
that the first name on the ballot gets 30% of the vote due to its position."
This is known technically as the "donkey vote." It has to be taken into
consideration, but it's rarely critical. Why? Because, in fact, of
course, as wiki says, in Oz "The donkey vote has been estimated at
between 1 and 2% of the vote."
In the US, where people *choose* to put themselves out to vote, the
donkey vote is surely smaller than that. As all the psephologists have
pointed out, it isn't even in the ballpark to explain Greene's victory.
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