According to 'KBS News' on August 30, Mnet's 'Produce 48' - the third season of the 'Produce' series which created IZ*ONE - is also under suspicions of vote rigging.
After receiving various tips regarding 'Produce 48's vote rigging suspicions, 'KBS News' teamed up with college mathematics professors in order to analyze the voting results from the season finale episode of 'Produce 48'.
Mathematicians allegedly noticed a very similar pattern in the vote results from the finale of 'Produce 48' as the results currently under police investigation from the recently ended 'Produce X 101' - in the form of "vote percentages", which did not divide up evenly when taking into account the total vote count of 4,452,177 votes. Instead, mathematicians pointed out that when they calculated the vote percentages of each of the top 20 contestants, all of the percentages showed decimal numbers which easily rounded up or down to "0" in the 5th decimal - a highly unlikely probability.
Furthermore, mathematicians calculated that Mnet "obtained" the total vote counts of each of the top 20 contestants with an equation where they took the individual percentages up to the 2nd decimal number as shown below, and multiplied it by the total vote count of 4,452,177 - the same pattern seen in the final episode of 'Produce X 101'.
What do you think of the analysis?