Due to an extremely busy summer, I haven’t been able to write any articles for a while. But I’ve still been making maps, so I wanted to give a rundown of the maps that I’ve made during the summer and early fall. Connecticut Connecticut’s primary was August 14. The important nominations that were decided were … More Miscellaneous Maps from Summer and Early Fall 2018
On June 12, 2018, Maine held primary elections to determine the Democratic and Republican nominees for Governor, the Democratic nominee for Maine’s 2nd Congressional District, and nominees for several state legislative districts. These were the first elections to be held under ranked-choice voting (RCV) since it had been approved in a referendum in 2016 (more … More Maine 2018 Primary Analysis and Maps: Are there signs of the “Blue Wave” coming to Maine?
On March 13, 2018, Democrat Conor Lamb won the special election in Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional district by a slim margin of just over 600 votes. This was a significant upset, considering that the previous incumbent, Republican Tim Murphy, hadn’t been seriously challenged for over a decade, and that the district voted for Donald Trump by … More How did Conor Lamb win PA-18?
In late January, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that the state’s Republican-drawn congressional district map violated the state constitution’s guarantee of free and equal elections. That map, which was brutally gerrymandered, consistently sent a congressional delegation of 13 Republicans and 5 Democrats to Washington despite Pennsylvania generally being a fairly evenly divided state politically. The … More My Proposal for how Pennsylvania should Redraw its Congressional Districts
Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional District will host a special election on March 13, 2018 after its previous incumbent, Republican Tim Murphy, resigned due to a sex scandal. The candidates in this special election are Republican Rick Saccone, a state representative, and Democrat Conor Lamb, a former Assistant U.S. Attorney. A Libertarian candidate is also in the … More Analysis of PA-18: Does Conor Lamb have a path to victory in the special election?
To follow up on the maps that I made of the 2012 elections in Pennsylvania, I have made a series of similar maps – but this time for the 2014 elections. As with the 2012 maps, to see a larger version of any of these maps, just open the map in a new tab and change … More Another Set of Really Cool Pennsylvania Precinct Maps, this time of 2014
There are some states for which mapping their election results by county just doesn’t cut it, due to the fact that their election results vary widely inside the county. To tell the whole story, you’ve got to look at the municipality-level results, or even the precinct-level results. Pennsylvania is one of those states. The political … More Some really cool maps of the 2012 Congressional and State Legislative Elections in Pennsylvania
[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
[Updated February 2019] I have made dozens of maps of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The system of municipal organization that these states use makes analysis of their election results particularly revealing. A couple examples are below (open the maps in a new tab to enlarge). I have made maps of New York showing: … More NY/NJ/PA Maps
The 2014 elections were essentially a repeat of the 2010 congressional elections in Connecticut, as all five Democratic incumbents won re-election by similar or slightly greater margins than their districts saw in 2010. There were, however, several interesting differences between the two. Here is a map of the results by town (click on the maps … More Maps and Analysis of 2014 Congressional Elections in Connecticut