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Virtual Issue: Election Fraud and Electoral Integrity

Election Fraud and Electoral Integrity



This collection of recent papers in Political Analysis focuses first on statistical approaches to detecting electoral fraud. The second set of papers develops methods that study electoral data and polling closely; while these papers do not study electoral fraud directly, the methods they develop could be used to look for electoral anomalies.

Introduction to the Virtual Issue: Election Fraud and Electoral Integrity
Ines Levin and R. Michael Alvarez

Election Fraud Forensics

Benford's Law and the Detection of Election Fraud
Joseph Deckert, Mikhail Myagkov and Peter C. Ordeshook
Political Analysis (2011) 19(3): 245-268 Full Text

Comment on “Benford's Law and the Detection of Election Fraud”
Walter R. Mebane, Jr.
Political Analysis (2011) 19(3): 269-272 Full Text

What the Numbers Say: A Digit-Based Test for Election Fraud
Bernd Beber and Alexandra Scacco
Political Analysis (2012) 20(2): 211-234 Full Text

Fraudulent Democracy? An Analysis of Argentina's Infamous Decade Using Supervised Machine Learning
Francisco Cantú and Sebastián M. Saiegh
Political Analysis (2011) 19(4): 409-433 Full Text

Integrity of Elections

Elections and the Regression Discontinuity Design: Lessons from Close U.S. House Races, 1942–2008
Devin Caughey and Jasjeet S. Sekhon
Political Analysis (2011) 19(4): 385-408 Full Text

Which Elections Can Be Lost?
Susan D. Hyde and Nikolay Marinov
Political Analysis (2012) 20(2): 191-210 Full Text

Bayesian Combination of State Polls and Election Forecasts
Kari Lock and Andrew Gelman
Political Analysis (2010) 18(3): 337-348 Full Text

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