William Poundstone

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William Poundstone is an American author, columnist, and skeptic. He has written a number of books including the Big Secrets series and a biography of Carl Sagan. He is a cousin of comedian Paula Poundstone.[1]

An enthusiast of Harry Stephen Keeler, he maintains the Keeler homepage and contributed to the anthology A to Izzard: A Harry Stephen Keeler Companion (2002).

Poundstone attended MIT and studied physics.[2]

Gaming the Vote

In 2008, Poundstone wrote Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren't Fair (and What We Can Do About It). [3][4]. This book is frequently recommended by electoral activists, and Poundstone frequently participates in events hosted by The Center for Election Science.[5]


  1. "About Me - William Poundstone". Retrieved 20 October 2019.
  2. "Once a physicist: William Poundstone". Institute of Physics. November 2012.
  3. Gaming the Vote: Why Elections Aren't Fair (and What We Can Do About It). Hill & Wang. 2008. ISBN 978-0809048922.
  4. Internet Archive copy of the book: https://archive.org/details/gamingvotewhyele00poun
  5. "Gaming the Vote: A Conversation with William Poundstone". The Center for Election Science. 2020-04-06. Retrieved 2020-05-21.


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