Center for Electoral Forensics
[idaho farm]

A Look Back at Clinton-Trump

The 58th presidential election of the United States was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. A few weeks before the election, candidate Donald Trump was behind in the polls. On October 17, 2016, Trump tweeted: “Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day.” This…

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[eastern Thrace near Edirne, Turkey]

Turkish Delight

Once again, Erdoğan seeks to alter the political structure of the Republic of Turkey. When he became the Prime Minister in 2003, the Turkish state reflected the long Turkish history of seeking Europe. Atatürk created a Western state out of the remains of the Ottoman Empire. The new Republic of…

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[kob]

The Uganda Show

The most-recent Ugandan presidential election was held on February 18, 2016. This marks the second Ugandan election we have examined (see: first and first revisited). As we recall, the 2011 election had several clouds over it, including the fact that the government quickly took down the election results. Is the…

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Monoxylon Beach on Lake Malawi.

Maybe there is Hope

The Republic of Malawi is a former part of British Central Africa. It acquired independence from the United Kingdom in 1964. One of the independence leaders, Hastings Banda, became the first president of Malawi, serving from 1964 until 1994. During his tenure, Malawi was a shining example of how a…

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Arch of Triumph

The Gambia

The Islamic Republic of the Gambia came into being in 1965, after winning independence from the United Kingdom. In the intervening half-century, the Gambia has flirted with democracy, a union with Senegal, and military government. The current president, Yahya Jammeh, came to power in 1994 as a result of a…

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