a 40-page statistical analysis of 2000-election voting in Florida, and whether or not anyone really got screwed. from the Journal of Legal Studies.
per this report, the people getting screwed most often, are African-American-Republicans voting in districts with voting supervisors that are African-American-Democrats. statistically, their votes are more likely to get thrown out than anyones.
if you want this guys take on the voter purge, these are the figures and facts from pages 29 and 30. it looks like the US Commission on Civil Rights, trying to invent a problem, lied with statistics by saying Africans were more likely to be accidentally purged than Hispanics or Whites. This is kinda true.
125 white people appealed the purge, 239 black people appealed the purge, 105 hispanics appealed the purge. using these numbers, instead of meaningful numbers, ignores the following.
125/1264 or 10% of white people complained about being purged, of the 1264 white people who were purged from the list.
239/4678 or 5% of black people complained about being purged, of the 4678 black folk purged from the list
105/1208 of 9% of hispanics complained about being purged, of the 1208 who were purged from the list.
now, of these 7,000 or so people purged, we don't know how many were purged because they are in fact felons. Actually, because the media freaked out about this and made it a big issue, THOUSANDS of REAL FELONS got to vote in counties where officials threw OUT the purge, and let ANYBODY on the purge list vote. since 67% of FELONS vote DEMOCRAT, Gore probably received thousands of felon votes that counted, while over-estimating the purge to pretend he deserved even MORE votes.
what we do know, of these 7,000 purged voters, less than 7% appealed. while the majority of those appealing were black, the majority who were purged were black. if you determine false-purges by number of appeals, whites and hispanics were TWICE as likely to get falsely purged than black folks. this is not an accurate way to do things, but it is the way the US Commission on Human Rights decided to abuse the numbers to scream bloody murder about a non-issue. of course, Moore has no qualms about quoting figures from sources that are grossly inaccurate, as long as he can back up his reference.
also listed on the anti-9/11 list of deceits, is the fact that only by re-evaluating the ballots that were thrown out for double-votes or non-votes (the hanging chad issue all over again), and re-evaluating every ignored ballot, could Gore possible have won. none of his appeals or complaints asked for this kind of recount. every recount Gore called for, using any method he called for, would have resulted in Bush winning Florida, hence the reason Bush is president.
here's the link again, if you want to see why Moore's a lying piece of crap.
after all this nonsense, I figured I'd share a statistical analysis of the FACTS in response to the rumors and sensationalism of TV talking heads and political nutbags like Moore. still think there were 8,000 Florida votes for Gore that got stolen by some vast right-wing conspiracy?