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RadioLab has taken up the question of this 'statistical law' as applied to voting.

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In the days after the US Presidential election was called for Joe Biden, many supporters of Donald Trump are crying foul. Voter fraud. And a key piece of evidence? A century-old quirk of math called Benford’s Law. We at Radiolab know Benford’s Law well, and have covered it before. In this political dispatch, Latif and Soren Sherlock their way through the precinct numbers to see if these claims hold up. Spoiler: they don’t. But the reason why is more interesting than you’d expect.

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And they consulted an expert, who has published a paper on this miss-application:
Inappropriate Applications of Benford’s LawRegularities to Some Data from the 2020 PresidentialElection in the United States

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Benford's Law and the Election. 388 Archaic 07-Nov-20 23:47
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 75 WhoWeird 07-Nov-20 23:49
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 58 Archaic 07-Nov-20 23:53
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 62 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 00:05
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 86 Archaic 08-Nov-20 00:07
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 58 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 00:13
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 61 Archaic 08-Nov-20 00:30
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 60 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 00:37
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 90 OCaptain 08-Nov-20 16:24
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 88 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 17:45
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 82 Audrey 08-Nov-20 20:37
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 66 Audrey 08-Nov-20 00:47
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 82 Archaic 08-Nov-20 05:05
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 73 OCaptain 08-Nov-20 16:28
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 52 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:55
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 135 OCaptain 19-Nov-20 13:37
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 90 Audrey 08-Nov-20 18:50
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 56 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:54
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 81 Warwick 19-Nov-20 18:20
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 68 Audrey 07-Nov-20 23:57
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 65 Archaic 07-Nov-20 23:59
Archie officially nuts 66 Audrey 08-Nov-20 00:03
Re: Archie officially nuts 86 Archaic 08-Nov-20 00:05
Try reading Asimov 97 Warwick 08-Nov-20 19:14
Re: Try reading Asimov 82 Nolondil 08-Nov-20 19:52
Re: Try reading Asimov 74 Warwick 08-Nov-20 19:58
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 83 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 00:46
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 81 Archaic 08-Nov-20 05:07
We're so lucky you're a Canadian 83 drrayeye 08-Nov-20 05:13
Re: We're so lucky you're a Canadian 84 Archaic 08-Nov-20 05:53
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 73 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 15:54
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 113 OCaptain 08-Nov-20 16:35
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 62 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:57
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 85 Open mind 08-Nov-20 20:24
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 61 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:56
Breaking Benford 81 Nolondil 18-Nov-20 04:04
Re: Breaking Benford 60 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:56


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