Election night numbers can signal fraud

Too many high-turnout landslides suggests ballot stuffing

By Rachel Ehrenberg, 15:47 PM January 23, 2012

Election fraud comes in many flavors, but there’s a new taste test for one sort of trickery. Scientists analyzing data from several recent international contests, including the questionable 2011 parliamentary elections in Russia, have proposed a new mathematical measure to discern fraudulent elections from fair ones.

The researchers examined voter turnout and votes received by the winning party for recent parliamentary elections in Russia, Austria, Finland, Switzerland and the United Kingd...

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