There’s an interesting story in today’s Week in Review section titled “Why Russians Ignore Ballot Fraud.” Michael’s colleague Peter Ordeshook has written about election forensics with a focus on Russia, and may have additional thoughts on the article.
One point that readers might find interesting is the description of how a biostatistician found evidence of fraud in Russia. It gives a pretty basic outline of election forensics, the same basic approach that was used to examine fraud in Iran and Afghanistan.
The disappointing part of the story is the apparent attitude of the Russian public. I wonder if that part of the story is accurate.