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Pierzgalski, M (2018)

Odkrywanie fałszerstw wyborczych a „prawo” Benforda [Discovering Election Fraud and Benford’s “Law”]

Preprint, last accessed Apr 25, 2019.

ISSN/ISBN: Not available at this time. DOI: 10.14746/ssp.2018.1.7

Note - this is a foreign language paper: POL

Abstract: Is it possible to identify the election fraud by using statistical tools? In several articles published in the last few years, e.g. Roukema (2009), Perrichi and Torres (2011) and Mebane (2013) used a research method, which they believe can help in detecting frauds that took place during the election. In this article, I want to answer the question of whether the so-called Benford “Law”, which has been used e.g. to verify irregularities during the presidential elections in Iran (2009), is a reliable research tool. Unfortunately, empirical examples indicate that the usefulness of this method is questionable.

@misc{, author = {Pierzgalski, Michał}, year = {2018}, month = {12}, pages = {}, title = {Odkrywanie fa≈Çszerstw wyborczych a „prawo” Benforda}, doi = {10.14746/ssp.2018.1.7}, note = {last accessed April 25, 2019}, }

Reference Type: Preprint

Subject Area(s): Voting Fraud