The Epistemology of Voter Fraud

November 4, 2017 - The Epistemology of Voter Fraud. 

What do we know about duplicate voting, and how do we know it? 

I don't think teaching people about the facts of voter fraud satisfies them -- in fact, I think trying too hard to nullify their security concerns, only cements their convictions. Still, the facts here are kind of fascinating. 

This segment of This American Life was: How do we know what we know? I excerpted the part that was an interview with Sharad Goel (pronounced Shard GOY-el — the name belongs in an IB Singer short story). Goel is a Stanford computer scientist, and took on the problem of "double voting." People named Carol and Christine tend to be born on the same day! Listen why.