MS’s 2015 elections were mostly good for Republicans. But in one set of races, Democrats actually did better. … More The One Aspect of Mississippi’s 2015 Elections that Wasn’t a Republican Landslide
The politics and political geography of Southern states can be just as interesting and distinctive as anywhere in the U.S. I have analyzed and mapped several recent elections in the South that show a different side of the region’s politics than the side that is commonly portrayed in the media. One map that I have … More Maps of Southern States
[Updated February 2019] The politics and political geography of New Hampshire have always fascinated me, since New Hampshire is not just the only swing state in New England, but it also home to the first-in-the-nation presidential primary every four years. This gives New Hampshire a level of nationwide importance mostly unmatched by other similarly-sized states. … More New Hampshire Maps
In Alabama, two statewide elections were held in 2012. The first was the Presidential election, where, predictably, Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama in a 22-point landslide. The other election was a bit more interesting. It was an election for the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. The Republican candidate was Roy Moore, a former … More Of Alabama, 2012 Elections, Obama, and the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court
In the 2014 elections, as Democrats got thrashed in most places across the country, one bright spot for them came out of Bergen County, New Jersey: the incumbent County Executive, Republican Kathleen Donovan, was defeated by a 54-46 margin by Democrat James J. Tedesco III, a Bergen County Freeholder (member of the County Council) and … More How did Jim Tedesco beat Kathleen Donovan in Bergen County, New Jersey last year?
The 24-member New Hampshire State Senate and 5-member Executive Council are both up for re-election every two years. Despite the fact that the districts for both were drawn by Republicans, both were hotly contested in 2014. Coming into 2014, the Republicans controlled the State Senate by a slim 13-11 margin, while the Democrats had a … More Analysis and Maps of 2014 State Senate and Executive Council elections in New Hampshire, and Comparisons to 2012 Elections
While most of the election-related headlines in Massachusetts last year concerned its gubernatorial race, Massachusetts also held elections last year for its four Constitutional Offices: Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer, and Auditor. The elections for Secretary of the Commonwealth and Auditor saw Democratic incumbents running for re-election, while the elections for Attorney General … More Maps and Analysis of Massachusetts’ Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014, and Comparisons to Other Elections