Were 2014 United States Senatorial and Gubernatorial Elections Manipulated?

19 Pages Posted: 20 Apr 2015 Last revised: 30 Apr 2015

Date Written: April 29, 2015

Abstract

Is it possible electronic vote-count manipulation determined who won any 2014 United States' elections? The probability that disparities between predicted and reported 2014 election gubernatorial and senatorial vote margins were caused by random sampling error is virtually zero. Larger than average magnitude disparities are exhibited primarily in states conducting no or low-quality post-election audits. An analysis of Maryland's election data by ballot type statistically confirms vote miscount as an explanation for its unexpected outcome.

Keywords: vote fraud, election manipulation, 2014 US elections, vote miscount, random sampling error, Maryland, DREs

Suggested Citation

Dopp, Kathy Anne, Were 2014 United States Senatorial and Gubernatorial Elections Manipulated? (April 29, 2015). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2596336 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2596336

Kathy Anne Dopp (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

United States

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