[R] analyzing results from Tuesday's US elections
r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Sat Nov 14 20:50:29 CET 2020
On Fri, 13 Nov 2020 19:02:19 -0800
Jeff Newmiller <jdnewmil using dcn.davis.ca.us> wrote:
> It was explained in the video... his counts were so small that they
> spanned the 1-9 and 10-99 ranges.
Sorry, missed that. I'll have to watch the video again.
> On November 13, 2020 6:59:49 PM PST, Rolf Turner
> <r.turner using auckland.ac.nz> wrote:
> >On Thu, 12 Nov 2020 01:23:06 +0100
> >Martin Møller Skarbiniks Pedersen <traxplayer using gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Please watch this video if you wrongly believe that Benford's law
> >> easily can be applied to elections results.
> >> https://youtu.be/etx0k1nLn78
> >Just watched this video and found it to be delightfully enlightening
> >and entertaining. (Thank you Martin for posting the link.)
> >However a question springs to mind: why is it the case that Trump's
> >vote counts in Chicago *do* seem to follow Benford's law (at least
> >roughly) when, as is apparently to be expected, Biden's don't?
> >Has anyone any explanation for this? Any ideas?
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