Report: Trump campaign insider says statistics suggest vote fraud in Wisconsin

More and more allegations of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election have been surfacing, with election workers coming forward to say that they saw everything from dead people voting to ballots being tampered with.

On Monday, it came out that the Trump campaign is looking at another form of evidence suggesting that the election was skewed, and it involves simply looking at the numbers. 

According to The Washington Examiner’s Joseph Simonson, a Trump campaign insider told the paper that the return figures for pro-Biden votes in Milwaukee don’t stand up to mathematical scrutiny.

Specifically, the campaign source asserts that the number “violates Benford’s Law — an analytical framework used by statisticians when observing a set of randomized data points.” The Examiner noted that it has not independently verified the claim.

Suspicious numbers

Named for physicist Frank Benford, the law provides a method for distinguishing truly random figures from those that have been manipulated.

Simonson notes that the law is used by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) when “auditing information from farmers who rely on federal subsidies.”

He quoted a USDA analyst who explained in a 2006 paper how it was applied, writing, “The farmer was asked how much of each crop he harvested in the past year.”

“I put together all of the quantities produced of all possible crops. I find that more quantities produced begin with a five than would be suggested by Benford’s Law while fewer begin with a four, six, or seven. I can reject that the data comes from Benford’s distribution.”

Could Wisconsin flip to Trump in a recount?

Simonson goes on to report that the “Trump campaign officials who spoke with the Washington Examiner say they believe there are enough irregularities to potentially flip the state back into the president’s column and dramatically change the race’s outcome.”

According to Fox News, former Vice President Joe Biden currently leads Trump in Wisconsin by a margin of just over 20 thousand votes.

Simonson also quotes Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who has said that there must be a full review of how the election was carried out. “With concerns surfacing about mail-in ballot dumps and voter fraud, Wisconsin citizens deserve to know their vote counted,” Vos declared in a statement last Friday.

The Trump campaign reportedly plans to “immediately” call for a recount in Wisconsin, once county canvassing is completed.

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