Category Archives: Voting

In Which I Don My Tin Foil Helmet

Three years ago, I stumbled across a paper by a mathematician who noticed something very odd in the 2012 primaries: …this pattern [a consistent pattern favoring Republicans that trends upward as the number of votes cast in a precinct or … Continue reading

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Oliver on DC Statehood

When you’re a citizen in the last mainland colony, all you can do is laugh:

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I’m the Mad Biologist, and I Support This Message

Observed on 12th Street, between M and N, Logan Circle, D.C.:

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Elections In a Time of Shattered Heuristics: A Hypothesis For Tuesday’s Debacle

Ezra Klein lays out the predicament of anyone trying to develop a simple political narrative for the 2014 results: It’s easy to say elections are complicated and elegant explanations inevitably oversimplify. So what’s the right narrative of the 2014 election? … Continue reading

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This Is One Reason Why Democrats Lose Elections

Especially during the off-year elections. Miami-Dade County in Florida, in response to a question about the acccesibility of bathrooms for the disabled who are waiting in line to vote (Miami-Dade has had long waiting lines), decided to do this: Earlier … Continue reading

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Boston’s Mayoral Election: A City Divided and How To Increase Turnout

First, we have a city divided: (from here) There is a racial component to this: most commentators underestimate how the strong union-bashing and assault on regular public schools played–Connolly’s opposition to the new school assignment plan was not well received … Continue reading

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An Important Election Most People Didn’t Pay Attention To Last Night

While much of the nation (or the small percentage that actually gives a shit about who governs us) focused on the victory of corporate scuzball Terry McAuliffe over batshitloonitarian theocrat Tom Cuccinelli, the results of Boston’s mayoral race are also … Continue reading

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