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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Berkeley Team Finds Evidence of Fraud

Press Release

Source: UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley Study Questions Florida E-Vote Count

Thursday November 18, 1:23 am ET

Research Team Calls for Immediate Investigation

BERKELEY, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- When: Thursday, November 18, 2004, 10:00 a.m. PST
Where: UC Berkeley campus, Survey Research Center Conference Room --
2538 Channing Way (intersection of Channing/Bowditch). Parking on Durant
near Telegraph.

What: A research team at UC Berkeley will report that irregularities
associated with electronic voting machines may have awarded
130,000 - 260,000 or more excess votes to President George W. Bush in
Florida in the 2004 presidential election. The study shows an unexplained
discrepancy between votes for President Bush in counties where electronic
voting machines were used versus counties using traditional voting
methods. Discrepancies this large or larger rarely arise by chance -- the
probability is less than 0.1 percent. The research team, led by Professor
Michael Hout, will formally disclose results of the study at the press

To attend the conference or request dial-in information, contact:

Erin Reasoner
Eastwick Communications

Erica Pereira
Eastwick Communications

Noel Gallagher
UC Berkeley Media Relations