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How to Check Election Results (feat. Pólya's Urn) - Numberphile

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Professor Ron Rivest discusses a technique for post election audits - taking small samples and using Pólya's Urn.
See our other election video with Prof Rivest: https://youtu.be/BYRTvoZ3Rho
Perils of e-Voting on Computerphile: https://youtu.be/w3_0x6oaDmI

RSA Encryption: https://youtu.be/M7kEpw1tn50

Some recommended links from Professor Rivest...
Paper from this video: http://people.csail.mit.edu/rivest/pubs.html#RS12
Philip Stark links about elections and auditing: http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/Vote/
This introductory paper on "risk-limiting audits": http://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/Preprints/RLAwhitepaper12.pdf

Urn simulator: http://www.math.uah.edu/stat/apps/PolyaExperiment.html

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