Is there any study (probably theoretical) analysing the consequence on voting behaviour of making publicly available in real time the ongoing results of an election? (naturally, enabled only because of electronic voting)
For example, imagine the Brexit referendum in the UK. Imagine all the voting was done electronically, with every polling station connected to a main server which produces immediate analysis of the voting patterns. These patterns are available to all, and hence are constantly reproduced by the media. At 1pm, for instance, you would know that 5 million people voted, with 55% of the votes going to the "Yes" option. I can imagine that this would encourage those that would vote "No" but are not willing to make the effort to do so (young?) to go out and vote.
I think such a system would have massive consequences in terms of behaviour. I am interested in a paper, or perhaps some commentary on this. Any ideas?