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Brock, T (2014)

Benford’s law and elections – part 2

Posted on blog; last accessed April 25, 2019.

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Abstract: In part 1 I showed that candidate vote counts from the 2010 election in the UK didn’t conform to Benford’s law but that there was a perfectly reasonable explanation for this. In short: the combination of roughly equal constituency size and broad support for three parties lead to a large number of candidates getting counts around ten to twenty thousand votes and relatively few getting three to four thousand. Hence there is an excess of 1’s and a deficiency in 3’s and 4’s, as seen here.

@misc{, AUTHOR = {Tim Brock}, TITLE = {Benford’s law and elections – part 2}, url = {}, YEAR = {2014}, NOTE = {last accessed Apr 25, 2019}, }

Reference Type: Blog

Subject Area(s): Voting Fraud