NY Mag: The Case of the Amazing Gay-Marriage Data

How a Graduate Student Reluctantly Uncovered a Huge Scientific Fraud

In 2014 an ambitious political science graduate student, Michael LaCour, co-authored a ground-breaking paper that blew everyone out of the water. The paper, published in the highly respected journal Science, offered concrete evidence that canvassing voters on electoral issues could markedly influence their opinions and sway their vote. It contradicted …