Another important point that should be made about the presidential elections since 1996, is that the voting rate in elections where there are no allegations of fraud on either side are between 74-76%. In 2000 and 2004, the voting rate was 82% and 80% respectively. In 1996, the voting rate was 76%. In 2008, the voting rate was 76%, and in this year in 2012, it was 74%.
In 2000, research showed that several voting stations in the Kaohsiung County had voting stations with 100% voting rates. That is no leftover ballots that were not used in them. Cases like this would explain the abnormally high voting rate in 2000.
In 2004, when the voter lists were finally checked in May just before the inauguration, there were many fake voters found in the voting lists that had voted, or people who were in jail or dead already because the voter lists had been examined before the election and were pre-stamped or stamped during the election day. This is why the voting rate was also abnormally high in 2004.
If we look at '96, '08, and '12, the voting rate is between 74-76% and it will probably stay around there and probably not reach 80% that easily again.
So there are many indications that the '00 and '04 elections were rigged and should be taken into account before making conclusions to how the public generally votes. Till now, the green camp has never gotten over half the ballots in a legislative election but yet mysteriously was able to do so in '04 amid allegations of fraud witnessed by the public, election staff, and in the voter lists. If you combine results for the municipal elections, and look at the legislative election results each year, it's clear the green camp (DPP + TSU) starting from the year 2001 does not have more than about 46% of the vote and is only able to do pull over the 50% mark when the DPP is already in power and can control the CEC and other government agencies to a degree to see that it stays in power.