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Title: Replication data for: Identifying Irregularities in Mexican Local Elections      
dateReleased:
03-30-2015
downloadURL: http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/21752
ID:
hdl:1902.1/21752
description:
A generalized distrust in Mexican local elections raises the question of whether electoral corruption has vanished or remains a prevalent practice in the country. To answer this question, I analyze the 2010 gubernatorial elections, exploiting a feature of the country’s electoral system: within each electoral precinct, voters are assigned to polling stations according to their childhood surname. Consequently, the only difference between voters in contiguous polling stations should be their last names. Given that political preferences are seldom correlated with voters’ names, I use suspicious differences in turnout levels across contiguous polling stations to identify fraudulent practices. The findings of this paper indicate that nondemocratic enclaves that actively obstruct the completion of Mexico’s democratic transition still remain today.
description:
Cantu, Francisco, 2013, "Replication data for: Identifying Irregularities in Mexican Local Elections", http://hdl.handle.net/1902.1/21752, Harvard Dataverse, V2
name:
Cantu, Francisco
homePage: http://www.harvard.edu/
name:
Harvard University
ID:
SCR:011273
abbreviation:
DataVerse
homePage: http://thedata.org/
name:
Dataverse Network Project
ID:
SCR:001997