Did a Flawed Computer Model Sabotage the Democrats?

“Don’t blame turnout. How a late change in strategy may have sent Democratic volunteers after the exact wrong type of voter.” The Daily Beast reporter, Ben Jacobs, looks into how a change of strategy in the final months of the recent Midterm elections caused Democrats to come out on the losing side in several key states. […]

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The 11 Most Interesting Senate Races of 2014

From The New York Times’ blog The Upshot we find ourselves with some pretty cool tools to help us forecast next Tuesday’s election. Specifically, we are talking about 11 Senate races modeled by 7 different prediction modules and then layered on top of each other in a comparison table of forecasts. Are any models close […]

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Why Partyism Is Wrong

Partyism has overtaken racism according to David Brooks’ op-ed piece in The New York Times. Cited as part of Brook’s argument was a recent study by political scientists Shanto Iyengar and Sean Westwood that show just that: “… 1,000 people student résumés and asked them which students should get scholarships. The résumés had some racial cues […]

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The GOP Is Not Afraid of Technology in 2014

“In an off-year election, there’s no doubt that a candidate in Montana is going to know better what he or she should be using in the way of software and digital and messaging,” John Phillips, CEO of Aristotle, a nonpartisan campaign technology firm, told Mashable. The power of a centralized database, Phillips said, is lessened. Read […]

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