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Voter turnout and confidence in results

A vote is not an opinion poll. Instead of extrapolating the behavior of a subset of people to everyone, it measures the behavior of all people. The conclusion from a vote is that set out by the rules, ...
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Voter turnout and confidence in results

If the election results reflect a random, unbiased sample, a 95% confidence interval would say that the measure was supported by 54.7 - 4.11 (50.59%) to 54.7 + 4.11 (58.81%) of the total population. ...
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TINA problem in democracies: has it been studied?

A solution that is often debated is inclusion of None of the above category in the ballots. It may come with provisions like: if None of the above scores more than other candidates, a new election ...
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Voter turnout and confidence in results

If no one else would vote for yay: 54.7 * 16.8 = 9.19% is the minimum votes for yay. If everyone else would vote for yay: 9.19+(100-16.8) = 92.39% is the maximum votes for yay. That doesn't say much. ...
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Why do oppressive regimes cheat in the election process rather than simply faking the results?

One does not exclude the other. Since there could be many different cases where the two actions could coexist for different reasons. Authoritarian regimes that bar challenging candidates: Here the ...
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Voter turnout and confidence in results

Is there a formula or a theorem to estimate what is the chance of 1400 or more out of all 2800 being nays when 213 out of 470 are nays? We can estimate that, of 2800, 2330 did choose not to vote. ...
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TINA problem in democracies: has it been studied?

TBH this is a bad comparison, and so a bad attempt at unifying two rather different situations under the same meme. The situation in India looks nothing like that in the US from where I'm sitting. In ...
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TINA problem in democracies: has it been studied?

Ok first of all that's not really what TINA is about. Usually it's not about the people that you elect but about the systems and policies. So often enough conservative parties try to frame their way ...
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Voter turnout and confidence in results

The consensus is that there was a bias in favor of yays showing up (e.g. voter suppression, I think). Therefore, we can assume that the sample is an unbiased representative of the population. These ...
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Why do oppressive regimes cheat in the election process rather than simply faking the results?

There are three main reasons I can think of. First, it serves as a way to ensure you have internal control over your government. If you tell lower ranking officials to stuff the ballots and they do it,...
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