Mebane W. Comparative Election Fraud Detection. In: Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Toronto, Canada. ; 2009.
Date Presented:Sept 3-6 2009
Notes:In this article the author studies the anomalies of Russian election of 2003 and 2007 (Duma) and of 2004 and 2008 (Presidential). He focuses both on the distribution of voters' turn out and of the votes share. By comparing different methods, estimating the distribution of turnout, measuring the relationship between turnout and party support, and testing for vote counts’ second digits following the distribution implied by Benford’s Law, he detects worse anomalies by 2007/2008.