Center for Electoral Forensics

This page includes published articles dealing with electoral forensics as well as Center-directed electoral research. Note that inclusion on this page does not imply any connection to the Center for Electoral Forensics. If you have published an article relating to elections and/or electoral forensics, and would like the article listed here, please send the citation information to use via our contact form.

Academic Journals

  • Henry E. Brady, Michael C. Herron, Walter R. Mebane Jr., Jasjeet Singh Sekhon, Kenneth W. Shotts, and Jonathan Wand (2002). “Law and Data: The Butterfly Ballot Episode” PS: Political Science & Politics. 34(1): 59 – 69.
  • Erik S. Herron. (2011). “How Viktor Yanukovych Won: Reassessing the Dominant Narratives of Ukraine’s 2010 Presidential Election.” East European Politics & Societies. 25(1): 47 – 67.
  • Walter R. Mebane, Jr. and Jasjeet S. Sekhon (2004). “Robust Estimation and Outlier Detection for Overdispersed Multinomial Models of Count Data.” American Journal of Political Science. 48(2): 392 – 411.
  • Walter R. Mebane, Jr. (2004). “The Wrong Man Is President! Overvotes in the 2000 Presidential Election in Florida” Perspectives on Politics. 2(3): 525 – 535.
  • Joseph Deckert, Mikhail Myagkov, and Peter C. Ordeshook (2011). “Benford’s Law and the Detection of Election Fraud” Political Analysis. 19(3): 245 – 268.
  • Francisco Cantú and Sebastián Saigh (2011). “Fraudulent Democracy? An analysis of Argentina’s infamous decade using Supervised Machine Learning.” Political Analysis. 19(4): 409 – 433.
  • Bernd Beber and Alexandra Sacco (2012). “What the Numbers Say: A digit-based test for election fraud.” Political Analysis. 20(2): 211 – 234.
  • Arturas Rozenas (2017). “Detecting Election Fraud from Irregularities in Vote-Share Distributions” Political Analysis. 25(1): 41 – 56.

Popular Press

  • ——— (2007). “Science and Technology: Election forensics.” The Economist. 382(8517): 91.
  • Walter R. Mebane, Jr. (2010). “Fraud in the 2009 Presidential Election in Iran?” Chance 23(1):6 – 15.

Additional Research