# When Does the Second-Digit Benford’s Law-Test Signal an Election Fraud?

@article{Shikano2011WhenDT, title={When Does the Second-Digit Benford’s Law-Test Signal an Election Fraud?}, author={Susumu Shikano and Verena Mack}, journal={Jahrb{\"u}cher f{\"u}r National{\"o}konomie und Statistik}, year={2011}, volume={231}, pages={719 - 732} }

Summary Detecting election fraud with a simple statistical method and minimal information makes the application of Benford’s Law quite promising for a wide range of researchers. Whilst its specific form, the Second-Digit Benford’s Law (2BL)-test, is increasingly applied to fraud suspected elections, concerns about the validity of its test results have been raised. One important caveat of this kind of research is that the 2BL-test has been applied mostly to fraud suspected elections. Therefore…

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