Center for Electoral Forensics
[bandon, or]

M³ and Beyond!

In the previous entry, we introduced the M² tests, which we squared the vote counts and then compare their distribution to the Benford distribution in order to detect electoral fraud, while the Benford test uses the original (not squared) vote counts and had some issues of committing the Type I error.…

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[toulon, il]

Swedish General Election 2014

The Swedish general election was held on September 14, 2014, to elect the Riksdag, all 21 county councils, and 290 municipal assemblies. The centre-right Alliance for Sweden coalition (comprising the Moderate Party, Liberal People's Party, Centre Party, and Christian Democrats) sought a third term in government. In contrast to the…

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[dabajian mountain]
[parliament grounds]

New Zealand 2014

New Zealand is an island country located in the southwestern Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses and numerous smaller islands. It is a constitutional monarchy with the Queen of England and the House of Representatives comprising the Parliament. Unlike other countries, the parliamentary election rules are is a little different…

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