Benford’s law and the 2020 US presidential election: nothing out of the ordinary

You may have noticed that not everyone agrees with the outcome of the 2020 US Presidential election. But looking beyond the ALL CAPS TWEETS of Donald Trump, one claim circulating on social media is that some of Joe Biden’s votes look suspicious because they don’t adhere to “Benford’s law “.

So do the claims stack up? In short, no – but the reasons are interesting.

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