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.
Source: Manhattan Prep
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City Councilor: Claims of voter fraud in last years election by my opponent are tenuous as best. These claims are based
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City Counselor is trying to negate the opponents claims. Opponents claims are based on a small survey. The best way to strengthen City Counselor claim is to undermine the survey results or opponents inferred results from survey. B does that by sharing a conflicting claim out of same survey results.