Statistical Analysis of Irregularities in the 2000 Election Analytical Essay by Michael Malcolm

Statistical Analysis of Irregularities in the 2000 Election
The following paper is a statistical analysis of the results of the 2000 presidential election, through regression analysis and hypothesis testing to call into question the validity of the results.
# 5767 | 3,208 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2001 | US

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The following paper draws into question the results of the vote in Florida in the 2000 presidential election. The data set is drawn from the Florida Department of State. The purpose of this paper is not to address a value judgment, rather it is an attempt to investigate whether the differentials in the recount are statistically significant, indicating the presence of some sort of irregularity.

From the Paper:

"19th century elections were characterized by accusations of dirty politics and election fraud. Increasingly in the 20th century, counting procedures became more accurate, communication improved and, seemingly, election results should be reported expeditiously and without question of accuracy. However, several weeks after our nation's most critical election, a gamut of irregularities, particularly in Florida, whose electoral votes will determine the outcome of the election, has delayed the recognition of a winner. With George W. Bush's lead vacillating well under one thousand votes, an adjustment of a decidedly small proportion of the votes could change the outcome of the election. This paper discusses two of the irregularities that render Bush's seeming victory in the state uncertain."

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