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Mapping the Iowa GOP 2012 Caucus Results

January 4, 2012
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Mapping the Iowa GOP 2012 Caucus Results

Introduction On Tuesday January 3rd 2012 the Iowa Republican party held it’s presidential caucuses, with Mitt Romney beating Rick Santorum by 8 votes as of noon on Jan 4th. This was an exciting race with multiple lead changes and entrance polling showing many late undecideds and large gaps in candidate support by age and income.

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Exploring Your Voter File with R

December 12, 2011
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Exploring Your Voter File with R

We perform a voter file analysis for Wake County, NC using R.

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Donor analysis in R – Smith for Congress

June 13, 2011
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Donor analysis in R – Smith for Congress

In a previous post I introduced the Smith for Congress data set. The data is 49k contributions made by individuals to a congressional campaign for the 2006-2010 electoral cycles. Smith for Congress is not the name of the actual campaign. Individual contributions are not required to be disclosed by a campaign unless the individual donates

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Visualizing iPhone location tracking with R and Google Maps

April 22, 2011
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Visualizing iPhone location tracking with R and Google Maps

Visualize location logs created by the iPhone using R and Google Maps.

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More Chicago Mayoral Analaysis

February 26, 2011
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More Chicago Mayoral Analaysis

I perform a precincts-votes analysis on the returns from the Chicago Democratic Mayoral primary of 2011.

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Mapping the 2011 Chicago Mayoral Democratic Primary

February 25, 2011
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Mapping the 2011 Chicago Mayoral Democratic Primary

Mapping the Chicago Democratic Mayoral 2011 primary with Ruby, R, and ggplot2

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Visualizing US House Results with a Seats-Votes curve

November 16, 2010
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Visualizing US House Results with a Seats-Votes curve

A few weeks ago I wrote about ways to compare major-party returns in US House elections. I experimented with several visualizations, none as useful as the seats-votes curve. A traditional seats-votes cure measures average party performance against individual US House results. Our simplified curve uses a density plot to measure major-party (Democratic, in this case)

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New Housedata release with October 2010 filings.

October 18, 2010
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The latest Offensive Politics Housedata file has been released. This file covers 51,463 individual electronic FEC filings for US House committees from 2001 to 10/18/2010.

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New housedata release 20100923

September 23, 2010
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New Housedata release of 49,914 summary filings from 7897 candidates for the US House 2002-2010.

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US House Election Results Visualized Five Ways

August 30, 2010
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US House Election Results Visualized Five Ways

The Democratic major-party vote share of US House elections 2002-2008 visualized 5 different ways.

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