TrueVote’s latest alert asks everyone to urge the media to save unadjusted exit polls so they can be shared with the public. And, if they are adjusted, provide a public explanation as to how and why.
We’ve been talking about the documentary “Uncounted” by David Earnhardt, the stolen and flawed elections of 2000 and 2004 and the incredibly poor job the national media did in investigating and reporting on the electoral misdeeds that occurred at various places across the country, perhaps most notably in Florida and Ohio. Don’t let it happen again!
Please take action to urge the media to report the unadjusted exit polls for the 2008 election.
Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International will again conduct all exit polling in 2008 for the National Election Pool, comprised of ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, NBC and the Associated Press. Exit polls will involve polling more than 100,000 actual voters, remove sources of polling error and can be extremely accurate. In 2004 John Kerry was showing a 7 point lead in the unadjusted exit polls, but then on election night the computers were down for several hours and when they came back on-line a flip had occurred and Bush now narrowly led. This was not because of a change in the actual polling but because the exit polls had been “adjusted,” i.e. “corrected” so as to conform to the vote count assuming that count was correct. Investigations into the election in Ohio later raised serious doubts about the accuracy of the actual vote.
Go to Truevote.us to send a letter to urge the media to release the exit poll numbers.