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  •  Names app doesn't account for independents (4+ / 0-)
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    emops, Alibguy, jncca, MichaelNY

    Indies are more likely to vote Republican, but there are more registered Democrats overall.  The names app seems to ignore independent voters and just model number of people registered in each part multiplied by expected turnout.  This leads to most name being classified as Democratic names.  It took me along time to find a Republican name, under this rubric, though I eventually found "Schmidt".

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