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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. 363 Archaic 07-Nov-20 23:47
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 72 WhoWeird 07-Nov-20 23:49
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 53 Archaic 07-Nov-20 23:53
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 57 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 00:05
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Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 54 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 00:13
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 56 Archaic 08-Nov-20 00:30
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 53 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 00:37
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 83 OCaptain 08-Nov-20 16:24
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 81 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 17:45
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 73 Audrey 08-Nov-20 20:37
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 59 Audrey 08-Nov-20 00:47
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 77 Archaic 08-Nov-20 05:05
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 66 OCaptain 08-Nov-20 16:28
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 48 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:55
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 119 OCaptain 19-Nov-20 13:37
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 85 Audrey 08-Nov-20 18:50
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 52 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:54
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 75 Warwick 19-Nov-20 18:20
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 61 Audrey 07-Nov-20 23:57
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 60 Archaic 07-Nov-20 23:59
Archie officially nuts 61 Audrey 08-Nov-20 00:03
Re: Archie officially nuts 80 Archaic 08-Nov-20 00:05
Try reading Asimov 91 Warwick 08-Nov-20 19:14
Re: Try reading Asimov 74 Nolondil 08-Nov-20 19:52
Re: Try reading Asimov 66 Warwick 08-Nov-20 19:58
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 79 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 00:46
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 75 Archaic 08-Nov-20 05:07
We're so lucky you're a Canadian 78 drrayeye 08-Nov-20 05:13
Re: We're so lucky you're a Canadian 75 Archaic 08-Nov-20 05:53
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 66 WhoWeird 08-Nov-20 15:54
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 107 OCaptain 08-Nov-20 16:35
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 58 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:57
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 79 Open mind 08-Nov-20 20:24
Re: Benford's Law and the Election. 56 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:56
Breaking Benford 74 Nolondil 18-Nov-20 04:04
Re: Breaking Benford 55 Archaic 19-Nov-20 00:56


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