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]
[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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[rwandan volcano]
[mountain village]

The ABCs of Lesotho

The Kingdom of Lesotho is an enclave, entirely surrounded by the Republic of South Africa. This geography has fundamentally influenced Lesotho and its foreign and domestic politics. As with most African countries, its post-independence history is filled with military governments, elections, coups d'état, and juntas. Throughout it all, Lesotho kept…

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