- Posted September 11, 2012 by
Watertown, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
- Drug Company,Novatis, Pays U.S. Government $422.5M in Marketing, Kickback, 'Pay to Play' "Fine"
- America- Having Two Jobs Now Necessary to Break Even
- Snow In April In Northern NY? Seriously?
- No Farms, No Food. Right? No Jobs, No Economy? Not Quite True..
- U.S. Government Finances Yet More of China's Technological and Manufacturing Superiority
Voter Fraud- What Are the Odds? An Introduction to 'Probability' and Other Complex Problems Liberals Conceal in Books
"The "voter fraud" cry has been increasingly used to justify policies that suppress legitimate voters.
But the cry is baseless; allegations of voter fraud—especially polling place impersonation fraud—almost always prove to be inflated or inaccurate.
The Brennan Center carefully examines allegations of fraud to get at the truth behind the claims.
The truth of the matter is that voter fraud—votes knowingly cast by ineligible individuals—is exceedingly rare; one is more likely to be struck by lightning than to commit voter fraud.
Our work debunking the voter fraud myth is available at Truth About Fraud."
Restrictive Voter Laws On The Rise
"This year 41 states have introduced at least 180 bills that would reduce voting, whether by requiring an i.d. at the polls, curbing registration drives, or limiting early balloting. Critics argue these measures are aimed at disenfranchising the young, minorities, and the poor. Here are some of the more controversial laws under consideration:"
A Dangerous World- Voter Fraud Video
"1 in 2.3 million. Those are the infinitesimal chances voter fraud will occur in a federal election. That's less likely than being struck by lightning or attacked by a swarm of bees."
Probability and Odds
Statistics Chapter 7: Probability
"Random Circumstance: A situation in which the outcome is unpredictable…the outcome is not determined until we observe it.
Probability: A number between 0 and 1 that is assigned to a possible outcome of a random circumstance.
*For the complete set of distinct possible outcomes of a random circumstance, the total of the assigned probabilities must equal 1.*
Ex. Flipping a coin. 0.5 chance we flip a head, 0.5 chance we flip a tail. Therefore the total of the assigned probabilities is 1."
"Then there's the Personal Probability
(Subjective Probability): The degree to which a given individual believes the event will happen.(or has happened)
This has nothing to do with facts and often is used by FOX News and their faithful as evidence that voter fraud is actually happening. (LOL)
And finally, 'Basic Probability'- An introduction to probability 101" (LOL)
Really, the 'Truth is out there' (as the 'X-Files' suggests).
Considering that many GOPers believe the 'subjective probability theory',
I thought this introduction to reality and a free ticket back from the Twilight Zone, might be helpful.