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Will their vote be almost randomly distributed?

That's a nearly meaningless question... What is the null hypothesis?

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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 27th, 2008 at 09:52:57 AM EST
Well, adults in the last election didn't display a near random voting pattern.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Sep 27th, 2008 at 10:34:01 AM EST
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To clarify, the thesis would be that if the new voters largely vote in a random fashion their votes (200,000 or so possible) will be spread rather evenly between the choices.

I am not arguing that they will, but some in opposition claim that 16 and 17 year olds will just wander in and tick a box at random.

by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Sep 27th, 2008 at 10:35:47 AM EST
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