Almost everyone knows that LBJ got to the senate by stealing an election in 1948. His campaign waited for the final vote tally to be reported by his opponent, Coke Stevenson, and then produced the infamous Box 13 with the votes needed to put him over the edge. Though it's wrong to steal an election, LBJ was determined to avoid repeating what happened in 1941, when W. Lee "Pappy" O'Daniel did the same thing to him (O'Daniel is partially reproduced in O Brother, Where Art Thou?). The point of all this is that you don't want to be the first person to show your numbers. Toyota clearly knew this when they announced their global numbers were at 9.37 million, but wouldn't go into specifics. Today, GM announced their 2007 global sales numbers were 9,369,524.
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