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The Issue That Will Not Go Away

This article analyzes the Edison/Mitofsky evaluation of exit-polling discrepancies...which, despite the headlines, appears not to have explained away the differences between exit polls and elections results. And here's Christopher Hitchens, explaining, again, why there's something rotten in Ohio. Hitchens can be an annoyance, and his rightward slide in the last decade is somewhat bewildering - but he's always been eloquent, and his conclusion here gets directly to the real point, whatever actually happened: "Americans should cease to be treated like serfs or extras when they present themselves to exercise their franchise" - and, I would add, they should not be dismissed or ridiculed when they demand that a clearly unaccountable system be fixed.

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