CmdrTaco of Slashdot spews a lot of good links on 2004 election freakiness while managing to mistake Michigan City, Indiana (near LaPorte, IN) for the nonexistent “LaPorte, Michigan,” misspell “anomaly,” and most egregiously of all, he opposes the “Diebold counties” to the “optically scanned paper ballot counties” — when the point of the article he links to is that the optically scanned paper ballots in those counties are counted by a piece of Diebold software which has been demonstrated repeatedly to be easily manipulated (Bev Harris demonstrated how to completely change the results of an election in less than two minutes at the machine, using no specialized computer skill beyond the ability to find, open, and edit a spreadsheet.)
Good old Slashdot.
In the interests of fairness and balance, I should link to the Kuro5hin story where one of the Kuro5hinites claims to have some statistical evidence of Ohioan weirdness in a particular county and another poster slaps him down and says it’s not statistically significant. I don’t know how to evaluate this either way, but it’s not relevant to the Florida situation where the results are WAY off. Typically, a Slashdot poster linked to this discussion despite the fact that the alleged anomalies it was addressing were not even linked to in the main slashdot post, and as far as I know are the theory of one sole Kuro5hin poster, and not getting any play anywhere else.
Good old Kuro5hin. Good old slashdot.