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Election Fraud in Kenya?

- July 9, 2008


bq. Six months after a deeply flawed election triggered a wave of ethnic killings in Kenya, a U.S. government-funded exit poll finds that the wrong candidate was declared the winner.

Here is the McClatchy piece, which discusses research by political scientists James Long and Clark Gibson of UCSD. (McClatchy first reported on this poll here.)

Long is, however, justifiably cautious, given that exit polls can themselves have problems:

bq. “Our results cannot definitively prove fraud,” Long said. “However, they do highlight important discrepancies in the official vote count that suggest both candidates may have engaged in the artificial production or subtraction of votes.

I cannot find a copy of any report on the exit poll, but will post one when it becomes available.

[Hat tip to Greg Koger.]

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