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# City Councilor: Claims of voter fraud in last year’s election by

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City Councilor: Claims of voter fraud in last year’s election by my opponent are tenuous as best. These claims are based entirely on data from a small internet survey completed just after the election, and there are several reasons to question the fairness and accuracy of this survey. Additionally, recent newspaper articles claiming to verify the voter fraud in last year’s election do not provide any additional compelling evidence in support of my opponent’s claims since _______.

Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

A - The recent articles were written by highly regarded journalists.

B - The data for the analyses contained in the recent articles come entirely from the same survey done soon after the election.

C - The number of fraudulent votes calculated in the analyses in the new articles would not have been sufficient to change the outcome of the election.

D - There was no evidence of voter fraud in any prior city council elections before last year.

E - A local television news program recently aired a story investigating the existence of widespread voter fraud.

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22 Apr 2019, 05:57
Skyline393 wrote:
City Councilor: Claims of voter fraud in last year’s election by my opponent are tenuous as best. These claims are based entirely on data from a small internet survey completed just after the election, and there are several reasons to question the fairness and accuracy of this survey. Additionally, recent newspaper articles claiming to verify the voter fraud in last year’s election do not provide any additional compelling evidence in support of my opponent’s claims since _______.

Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

A - The recent articles were written by highly regarded journalists.

B - The data for the analyses contained in the recent articles come entirely from the same survey done soon after the election.

C - The number of fraudulent votes calculated in the analyses in the new articles would not have been sufficient to change the outcome of the election.

D - There was no evidence of voter fraud in any prior city council elections before last year.

E - A local television news program recently aired a story investigating the existence of widespread voter fraud.

breakdown of the statement: opposition party claimed that there was a voter fraud last year based on an internet survey with a small sample set. The newspaper verifies this claim.

now, how can we prove that the newspaper's claim is not correct?

a) irrelevant
b) newspaper used the very same survey. Looks good, now lets evaluate other choices
c) the fraudulent votes might not have changed the outcome of the election but that does not mean that the newspaper's (or opposition party's) claim of voter fraud is incorrect
d) irrelevant
e) Although the tv news program might have covered voter fraud, it bears no consequence to last year's elections. So, this option also becomes pretty irrelevant

B is the only option that stands
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