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Making Outsiders' Votes Count: Detecting Electoral Fraud through a Natural Experiment

Fukumoto, Kentaro; Horiuchi, Yusaku


Weak electoral registration requirements are commonly thought to encourage electoral participation, but may also promote electoral fraud. As one possibility, candidates and their supporters can more easily mobilize voters who do not reside within the district to register there fraudulently and vote for that district's candidates. We statistically detect this classic type of electoral fraud for the first time, by taking advantage of a natural experimental setting in Japanese municipal elections....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: American Political Science Review
DOI: 10.1017/S0003055411000268


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