# A Widespread Error in the Use of Benford's Law to Detect Election and Other Fraud

@article{Hill2020AWE, title={A Widespread Error in the Use of Benford's Law to Detect Election and Other Fraud}, author={Theodore P. Hill}, journal={arXiv: Probability}, year={2020} }

The goal of this note is to show that a widespread claim about Benford's Law, namely, that the range of every Benford distribution spans at least several orders of magnitude, is false. The proof is constructive and concrete examples are presented.

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