The “regression analysis” that is critical to McDaniel’s contest arguments was from a weblog, not a McDaniel expert!?!

So I wanted to see what McDaniel had.

But yet, it turns out he had not a damn thing! This regression analysis was not performed by an expert he’d hired, he had pulled it from a weblog story!

I check bylines, but am bad about names. Unlike iddad, in comments on this blog, I failed to note that the author of the analysis (Harry Enten) omitted from the public version of the McDaniel complaint was one of the writers on Nate Silver’s 538 blog!

So the whole basis of McDaniel’s bogus 25,000 vote victory claim is something his lawyers read on the web. And it is an analysis that concludes with a cautionary note:

NMC
8/9/14