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Auditing local elections by comparing polling stations in every precinct finds evidence of electoral fraud in Mexico

Cantu, Francisco (2014) Auditing local elections by comparing polling stations in every precinct finds evidence of electoral fraud in Mexico. LSE American Politics and Policy (22 Oct 2014). Website.

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Abstract

Mexico’s history of corrupt elections throughout the 20th century casts a long shadow. Determining whether or not voter fraud and electoral corruption are a thing of the past is not easy, as the perpetrators tend to want to keep their activities hidden. In new research, Francisco Cantu uses a new technique to investigate voter fraud. Taking advantage of Mexico’s assignation of voters to polling stations by childhood surnames, he is able to compare differences in turnout between polling stations in electoral precincts that would be caused by voter fraud. He finds that three states had these voter irregularities during the 2010 gubernatorial elections.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2014 10:27
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2020 23:12
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60297

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