Schlagwort-Archive: Newcomb-Benford’s Law

P≤0.0069 in election results

Too many “7” digits were found for candidate A in a study of the presidential election results.

This method is closely related to Benford’s Law. A highly significant (p ~ 0.0007) excess of vote counts for candidate K that start with the digit 7 is found (41 observed, 21.2–22 expected).

I have to admit that I heard for the first time of the Newcomb-Benford’s Law (NBL)…