Analyzing Louisiana’s 2019 Gubernatorial Election from its State Legislative District Results, With a Special Analysis of Jefferson Parish

On November 16, 2019, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards (D) was re-elected by a roughly 3-point margin, defeating businessman Eddie Rispone (R). Edwards had won his first term in 2015 by defeating scandal-plagued U.S. Senator David Vitter (R), and, going up against a scandal-free challenger in a state that Donald Trump won by 20 percent, … More Analyzing Louisiana’s 2019 Gubernatorial Election from its State Legislative District Results, With a Special Analysis of Jefferson Parish

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Maps and Analysis of New Jersey’s 2015 State Assembly Elections

In 2015, all 80 of New Jersey’s State Assembly seats were up for election. Coming into the election, 48 of those seats were held by Democrats and 32 by Republicans. New Jersey’s Assembly elections are held in 40 different districts, each of which elects two Assemblymembers. These elections were broadly predicted to have low turnout … More Maps and Analysis of New Jersey’s 2015 State Assembly Elections

More Analysis of the New Jersey 2015 State Assembly Elections, with Graphs made in R

To go along with my maps and analysis of New Jersey’s 2015 State Assembly elections, I’ve created a bunch of cool graphs in R that further illustrate some of the patterns and trends that I discussed previously. This first graph compares the Democrats’ performance in the 2015 state Assembly races to Obama’s performance in 2012. … More More Analysis of the New Jersey 2015 State Assembly Elections, with Graphs made in R

2015 Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Elections in Louisiana: Maps, Analysis, and House Districts

On November 21, 2015, Louisiana held elections to elect a new governor and lieutenant governor of the state. In the gubernatorial election, Democrat and state representative John Bel Edwards, of Tangipahoa Parish, defeated Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter by a 56-44 margin, making him the first Democrat to win a statewide election in Louisiana since … More 2015 Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Elections in Louisiana: Maps, Analysis, and House Districts