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Visualizing politics through time

November 22, 2010

We love choropleths here at TGR, and here's a really great set -- David Sparks has mapped US presidential voting patterns through time to create an excellent visualization of ebbing (and sometimes volatile) political attitudes: Best of all, he did it with R. Please see David's website for more details. Some of his other projects […]

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Math is hard!

November 11, 2009

Via Spontaneous Symmetry, it appears that some people are a bit rusty on their math. The town of Truro, MA recently voted on a proposed zoning measure which required a two-thirds approval to pass. Out of 206 people, 136 voted in favor - just shy of the required two-thirds. Or was it? The exact count […]

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[woefully boring title]

July 22, 2009

Love this brief observation from Andrew Gelman: Original title of article: "Estimating turnout, vote intention, and issue attitudes in subsets of the population" New title: "Who votes? How did they vote? And what were they thinking?"

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Super Tuesday

February 4, 2008

 It's Super Tuesday.  Go vote!

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