Politics, Elections 2020

The Law of Bad Numbers

Michael Austin
The Collector

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Here, in a nutshell, is the Law of Bad Numbers: In an election involving millions of votes, it will always be possible to find reasons to dispute results that you don’t want to accept, and none of them will affect the final tally.

Think about the enormity of the task. In a typical American national election, more than a hundred million people will vote in…

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Michael Austin
The Collector

Michael Austin is a former English professor and current academic administrator. He is the author of We Must Not Be Enemies: Restoring America’s Civic Tradition