New Hampshire Maps

[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

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

Of Alabama, 2012 Elections, Obama, and the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court

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

How did Jim Tedesco beat Kathleen Donovan in Bergen County, New Jersey last year?

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?

Analysis and Maps of 2014 State Senate and Executive Council elections in New Hampshire, and Comparisons to 2012 Elections

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

Maps and Analysis of Massachusetts’ Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014, and Comparisons to Other 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