Re: [CNN] Bush 2,909,465; Gore 2,907,722.

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From: Gordon Mohr (
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 01:07:36 PPET

MaggieB writes:
> Heh, that is perhaps exactly what happened by accident.
> There is a chance that some voters in Palm Beach County, Fla.,
> home of the funky ballot, did not see that they were voting for
> Buchanan rather than Gore.
> If this chart is any where close to correct (I do not know its
> source....) it is apparent that something went awry in PBC.
> Up all night two days running,
> MaggieB

Since this graph is not adjusted for population of the counties,
or the relative political sympathies of county residents, it's
almost meaningless.

Where's Edward Tufte when you need him?

I'm sure he'd have something to say about both the ballot and
this graph.

- Gordon

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