Data Analytics to Enhance Election Transparency

February 2021
Topics: Data (General), Policy, Homeland Security, Information Security
Hyeyon Y. Bastian, The MITRE Corporation
Emily Frye, The MITRE Corporation
Caroline T. Gary, The MITRE Corporation
Drew Houck, The MITRE Corporation
Marc I. Schneider, The MITRE Corporation
Frank Thomason, The MITRE Corporation
Brandon T. Werner, The MITRE Corporation
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The 2020 United States presidential election occurred during a time when public opinion about election integrity involved levels of concern that were not customary in the nation. To help ensure public trust and confidence by providing some additional transparency, MITRE’s National Election Security Lab gathered and analyzed a wide range of relevant data. The team, dubbed “Bald Eagle,” operated between October 2020 and early January 2021. Bald Eagle researched several topics and data sources related to the 2020 presidential election in eight swing states. Throughout the period of analysis, evidence of fraud or compromise was not found. This report summarizes the team’s findings in five key areas.


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