Wired News: Florida E-Vote Study Debunked — A lot of braindead sites like MetaFilter are trumpeting the fact that somebody disagreed with this analysis as some kind of “case closed” nail in the coffin.
In fact, this study was not the only reason to suspect fraud in the elections; well known mathematician John Allen Paulos (author of “Innumeracy”) points to another paper which suggests something is up, and the folks at verifiedvoting.org and blackboxvoting.org will be happy to point you to many other reasons to worry about whether we in fact still have a democracy.
And let’s not forget Keith Olbermann‘s work at MSNBC.
Incidentally, Olbermann and BlackBoxVoting agree that the “I was paid to fix the vote” whistleblower piece that’s making the rounds is just plain silly, to the point that it makes you wonder if it’s a Karl Rove style dirty trick to co-opt the outrage over actual evidence of vote fraud into a debunkable hoax about vote fraud and thereby destroy it.
Hey, it worked on Dan Rather….