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Dear Maine GOP: 1+1+1 does not = 4. Official results are wrong

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Maine GOP math sums these nine votes up as "8 --

YORK COUNTY TOWN OF ELIOT

Romney 20
Paul 12
Santorum 3
Gingrich 6
Other 2

They add this up to "44 -- but it is only 43.

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All in all, the erroneous addition adds up to exactly the nice round number of 100 votes.

Given the fact that any spreadsheet has a nifty "sum" function, either the sum was correct and the numbers were fudged with after the fact, or they don't know how to calculate, and check, a simple row of five numbers.

But hey, why sweat the details? Even after all this, here's what's still on their official Web site:

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Originally posted at http://www.bbvforums.org/cgi-bin/forums/show.cgi?8/81922, which you should visit for more data.

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Bev Harris is executive director of Black Box Voting, Inc. an advocacy group committed to restoring citizen oversight to elections.

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