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|How Campaigns Matter: Comparing the 2014 Election Results in Coös County, NH and Oxford County, ME
The 2014 elections produced many interesting and unusual results. A prime example of this involves the states of New Hampshire and Maine. New Hampshire is generally considered to be the most ...
|What the hell happened in Maine in 2014, Part 2: Governor and Senator
Part 1: the State Legislature This diary is the second part in my series of analyzing the 2014 election results in Maine. My first diary analyzed the state legislative results. This diary will look ...
|What the hell happened in Maine in 2014, Part 1: the State Legislature
This diary is the first in a series that will examine the 2014 election results in Maine. This diary will look at both houses of the state legislature. For each district, I will examine the voting ...
|2014 Connecticut State Senate races: Table and Ratings
I don't have enough time to do a complete write-up of the 2014 Connecticut State Senate races, but I at least wanted to get my ratings out there. So this diary contains a table of the 36 State ...
|Gay Marriage vs. Obama in Maine, and why Cutler voters won't switch over to Michaud
Many people have been saying for a while that as time went on, and Election Day got closer, many supporters of independent candidate Eliot Cutler would move over to Democrat Mike Michaud in the ...
|A Strong, Legal, Realistic Democratic Gerrymander of the Pennsylvania State Senate
The Pennsylvania State Senate is one of the most gerrymandered state legislatures in the country. Republicans currently control it 27-23, however that includes several Democrats precariously perched ...
|Legal Dem. Gerrymanders of the Florida Legislature, or Why the Fair Districts Amendment Is Worthless
In 2010, the voters of Florida voted on a constitutional amendment, the Fair Districts Amendment (FDA) , which purported to require the districts of both the state senate and state house of ...
|2014 State Senate races in Maine - Updated Analysis: Will the Democrats keep their majority?
This is an overview of the 2014 state senate elections in Maine. In this diary, I will go through every race, discussing the candidates and the outlook of each race. This diary is an update of my ...
|A Strong, Realistic Democratic Gerrymander of the Michigan State Senate, with two Oakland options
In the wake of my diary about a month ago about the New Jersey State Senate , I was thinking of other states, states where Republican strangleholds on their state senates are largely due to ...
|A Strong, Realistic Democratic Gerrymander of the New Jersey State Senate
The New Jersey State Senate is currently controlled by Democrats by a margin of 24-16; an underwhelming margin for a state that voted 58-41 for Obama in 2012. The map that is currently being used ...
|Evolution of Congressional Elections in Connecticut, 2006-2012 - With lots and lots of maps
I decided to take a break from redistricting diaries and instead give all of you more information about my home state of Connecticut. I thus decided to present to you a detailed analysis of the past ...
|2014 State Senate races in Maine: Will the Democrats keep their majority?
This is an overview of the 2014 state senate elections in Maine. In this diary, I will go through every race, discussing the candidates and the outlook of each race. A small note of warning: ...
|An Analysis of the Results of Tuesday's Special Election in Northern New Hampshire, with maps!
On Tuesday, March 11, voters in Northern New Hampshire went to the polls to choose who would represent them on the New Hampshire Executive Council . The First District was left open by the death, ...
|Some really cool maps of the 2012 Presidential election results in New York, Pennsylvania, and Ohio
As many of you know, I have a strong interest in political geography and making maps of election results and demographics. Therefore, when I had the opportunity to spend the month of January doing ...
|Turning the Tables: A Democratic Gerrymander of Ohio
As is well known, the congressional districts of Ohio have been subject to a ridiculous Republican gerrymander that has resulted in Democrats winning only 25 percent of the districts while winning ...
|Breaking the Tie: A Democratic Gerrymander of the Virginia State Senate
The Virginia State Senate has been in the news a lot recently. This is not only due to the fact that it is currently tied 20-20 between Democrats and Republicans, and that Ralph Northam’s victory ...
|Political Geography of Maine, Part 7: A Hypothetical Democratic Gerrymander of the ME State Senate
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|Political Geography of Maine, Part 6: Northern and Northeastern Maine
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|Political Geography of Maine, Part 5: Northwestern Maine
Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 , Part 4 This ...
|Political Geography of Maine, Part 4: Down East Maine
Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 This diary is the fourth of a seven-part series on Maine’s political geography. In this diary, I will discuss the two counties ...
|Political Geography of Maine, Part 3 (Central Maine)
Part 1 , Part 2 This diary is the third of a seven-part series on Maine’s political geography. In this diary, I will discuss the two counties of central Maine: Androscoggin and Kennebec. These ...
|Political Geography of Maine, Part 2 (Mid-Coast Maine)
Part 1 This diary is the second part of a seven-part series on Maine’s political geography. In this part, I will discuss the four counties of Mid-Coast Maine: Sagadahoc, Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo. ...
|Political Geography of Maine, Part 1 (Southwest Maine)
Many people think of Maine as mostly homogenous in its politics, with just the blue dot of Portland, some sparsely-populated Republican rural areas, and most of the rest of the state being ...
|Why My District Went Red: An Analysis of Tuesday's Special Election in Connecticut
On June 11, 2013, voters in Connecticut’s 53rd State Assembly District went to the polls in a special election to replace the previous incumbent, Bryan Hurlburt (D-Tolland), who had resigned to ...
|Three Different Democratic Gerrymanders of Pennsylvania: Which Is The Best?
I’ve been particularly interested in Pennsylvania recently. I’m not entirely sure why this is, but Pennsylvania is a very politically diverse state with its two most populous geographical areas ...
|What PA Republicans Could Have Done: Devastating Maps of PA's Congressional & Legislative Districts
Recently, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the Republican-drawn maps of Pennsylvania’s legislative districts could be used for the 2014 elections. When I took a look at these maps, I was ...
|Nonpartisan Redistricting Maps: A Closer Look at Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania
This diary is partly a response to Stephen Wolf's amazing diary about nonpartisan redistricting. As you may recall, in the comments section of that diary he and I discussed several ways in which the ...
|A New Year’s Present for Texas: A VRA-Compliant, (mostly) Ungerrymandered Redistricting Map
Most of the maps of Texas I have seen here have been either Democratic gerrymanders, to illustrate what Democrats could do if they were in control of redistricting, or Republican gerrymanders, to ...
|A Solid, Realistic 8-0 Democratic Gerrymander of Maryland
I know there have been a lot of Maryland maps posted on DKE in the past two years. I even remember the time when every single diary on the DKE sidebar was about gerrymandering Maryland. So I’ve ...
|The Right Way to Redistrict Colorado: 7 and 8 Districts
I have noticed that there has been quite a bit of discussion here recently about the best way to redistrict Colorado. Although I am aware that mid-decade redistricting is illegal in Colorado, we can ...
|Connecticut State Senate Races and Ratings
This diary will discuss the races in all 36 State Senate districts in Connecticut. Democrats currently control the chamber 22-14, and control is not going to change. The question is, can Democrats ...
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