Finding the statistical fingerprints of election thieves

Sat, 10 May 2014 14:52:20 +1000

Andrew Pam <xanni [at] glasswings.com.au>

Andrew Pam
<http://www.santafe.edu/news/item/pnas-thurner-fingerprints-election-thieves/>

"The art of swaying an election is as old as democracy itself.
Strategies like ballot stuffing, redistricting, voter venue switching,
and temporary traffic detours have skewed regional results, and
sometimes determined the winner.

While some tactics get exposed the old fashioned way -- by angry voters
or investigations -- others don’t. But new research suggests some kinds
of election fraud leave a trace in the voting data."

Hmm, that 2011 Russian election is looking pretty dodgy.

Via Peter da Silva and Lionel Lauer.

Cheers,
        *** Xanni ***
--
mailto:xanni@xanadu.net                   Andrew Pam
http://www.xanadu.com.au/                 Chief Scientist, Xanadu
http://www.glasswings.com.au/             Partner, Glass Wings
http://www.sericyb.com.au/                Manager, Serious Cybernetics

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