Category Archives: election fraud

Virtual Issue of Political Analysis: Election Fraud and Electoral Integrity

Political Analysis has just published a virtual issue on Election Fraud and Electoral Integrity, edited by Ines Levin and myself. The virtual issue contains a number of papers published recently in Political Analysis, on the forensics of election fraud and on how to study electoral outcomes. The virtual issue’s papers are freely available for a [...]

Survey on the Performance of American Elections Data Available

As part of my pre-Thanksgiving clean-up, I have finally gotten around to posting the data sets and documentation for three surveys my colleagues and I did in 2007 and 2008 to gauge the quality of American elections. The studies were funded by Pew, as part of their Make Voting Work Initiative, along with the late, [...]

Why Rig Elections? Because it Works.

The Economist has an article this week on why people rig elections.  The answer is, because it works really well.  As the summary report of the key findings notes: Using dirty tactics during elections helps politicians that are already in office. If they use illegal practices to win elections, they can expect to be in [...]

Long lines at early voting sites in Florida? A possible unintended consequence of voting equipment switch

The move from touch screen voting technology to printing paper ballots on demand could potentially lead to long lines of voters at early voting sites in Florida, according to a recent report researched and written by Conny McCormack, an elections consultant to the Pew Charitable Trusts and JEHT Foundation’s Make Voting Work initiative. McCormack, who [...]

Governments and Companies Struggle With Data Security

There’s an interesting story in the Washington Post, “Companies Struggle to Keep Data Safe.” The lead paragraph in the story notes: “A staggering 94 percent of companies admit that they are powerless to prevent confidential data from leaving their company by e-mail, according to a new study from Mimecast.” But it’s not just corporations that [...]

Mass House appears to have failed to take up EDR bill

The Boston Globe is reporting this morning that the Mass House did not take up the EDR bill that the Mass Senate had passed: Major items that lawmakers neglected to take up included whether to allow residents to register to vote on election days, whether the state should ban trans fat oils in restaurants, and [...]

Two additional reports of voter fraud

In addition to the reports of fraud that I wrote about in the past few days, there are two additional ones that I ran across this morning. The first comes from New York, from a report in the Daily News: An aide to former Queens Assemblyman Jimmy Meng was charged yesterday with rigging voter addresses [...]