[R] analyzing results from Tuesday's US elections

Spencer Graves @pencer@gr@ve@ @end|ng |rom e||ect|vede|en@e@org
Sun Nov 1 21:16:41 CET 2020


       What can you tell me about plans to analyze data from this year's 
general election, especially to detect possible fraud?

       I might be able to help with such an effort.  I have NOT done 
much with election data, but I have developed tools for data analysis, 
including web scraping, and included them in R packages available on the 
Comprehensive R Archive Network (CRAN) and GitHub.[1]

       Penny Abernathy, who holds the Knight Chair in Journalism and 
Digital Media Economics at UNC-Chapel Hill, told me that the electoral 
fraud that disqualified the official winner from NC-09 to the US House 
in 2018 was detected by a college prof, who accessed the data two weeks 
after the election.[2]

       Spencer Graves



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