Patterns of Fraud: Tools for Election Forensics
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Election fraud is a serious problem in a number of modern democracies. While election observers can combat this problem to some extent, election forensics aims to provide a low-cost supplement. Forensic tools uncover irregular patterns in aggregate election data which are consistent with fraud. This dissertation improves upon existing tools and establishes methods of controlling for other factors which could cause irregular patterns. These tools are utilized in three cases studies in an effort to better understand the nature of election fraud.