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Detecting election fraud: is it possible to identify manipulated vote counts?

Mack, Verena and Stoetzer, Lukas F. (2019) Detecting election fraud: is it possible to identify manipulated vote counts?. Democratic Audit Blog (01 Mar 2019). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In the quest to tackle electoral malpractice, election observers and political scientists have sought ways to identify when vote counts have been manipulated. One proposed method is to analyse non-random patterns in the last digits of vote counts. Verena Mack and Lukas F. Stoetzer tested this technique and found that it cannot reliably identify fraud, but that such experiments are a useful way to build up a set of potential identifiers of vote manipulation.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://www.democraticaudit.com/
Additional Information: © 2019 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2021 18:51
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2021 23:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/108087

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