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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law?

This answer only addresses the second charts. I'll let Mathematician Matt Parker address Benford's Law. I can confirm [the result is] actually exactly what you'd expect, that's not out of order... ...
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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law?

Disclaimer: I have not looked at the actual data. In general, the biggest problem with applying Benford's law to district level election data is, that precincts are usually small and similar in size. ...
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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law?

Looking at the actual Chicago data at https://www.chicagoelections.gov/en/election-results-specifics.asp by precinct as of late November 7, the charts for Chicago look credible but the assumption that ...
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Did the DNC claim in court that it has no obligation to have a fair and impartial primary?

The claim is likely true to what the DNC argued but the plaintiff used the term "enforceable obligation" in a summary. The defendant, the DNC, having never said that used only terms "contractual and ...
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Did US corporations pay demonstrators in the German demonstrations against article 13?

N-TV has a fact check on the issue. Regarding the "so called NGO" and the offer of 450 for demonstrating: Caspary scheint sich mit seinem Vorwurf auf eine Aktion der Digital-NGO Edri zu ...
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Are these anomalies in the Biden-Trump vote data indicative of voter fraud?

The key assumption, the ballots are randomly mixed together during transport, spanning areas occupied by multiple voting demographics, we can expect the ratio of mail-in #Biden ballots to mail-in #...
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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law?

According to Wikipedia: Benford's law, also called the Newcomb–Benford law, the law of anomalous numbers, or the first-digit law, is an observation about the frequency distribution of leading digits ...
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Are these anomalies in the Biden-Trump vote data indicative of voter fraud?

The "anomalies" are a logical consequence of the data analysis (This answer is based of this Twitter thread that explains what is going on.) To understand what is happening we first have to ...
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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law?

The reason that Benford's law often holds for real-life data is that real-life data is often fairly broadly distributed on a log scale. [Benford's Law] tends to be most accurate when values are ...
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Did Ayn Rand use the term "ineptocracy"?

This is almost certainly a mis-attribution. Here is the oldest occurrence I could find on the web, a list of quotations from 1999, where it is attributed to an anonymous source. The oldest publication ...
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Did US corporations pay demonstrators in the German demonstrations against article 13?

The claimant now says his own twitter account misrepresents the issue. The truth, according to Caspary, is found in Bild. Framed with "are demonstrators bought?", quoted by the tabloid Bild, ...
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Do vote counts for Joe Biden in the 2020 election violate Benford's Law?

TL;DR: No they don't; Benford's Law doesn't apply like that to begin with and the analysis was done badly. Over on twitter, Dr. Jen Golbeck finally lost her temper after one too many poorly sourced ...
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Are these anomalies in the Biden-Trump vote data indicative of voter fraud?

The Claim Is Based On Unsupported Assumptions They seem to be well-meaning. They do provide their data set (though we don't know the source nor if it's valid data) and analysis software. However, ...
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Was there an electoral fraud during the referendum for the independance of Scotland?

The Guardian also covered the claims on 23 Sep 2014; they were apparently 3 or 4 different claims, although some were about the same locations. In summary, some of the claims were individually ...
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