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Entries from November 17th, 2017

Politics & Polls #67: What happened in Virginia? with Larry Sabato and Geoffrey Skelley

November 17th, 2017, 9:48am by Sam Wang

Democrats scored big wins last week in New Jersey and Virginia elections. Julian Zelizer and I chew it over with Larry Sabato and Geoffrey Skelley. Plus a tiny bit about whether Alabama will elect a child molester as senator, or choose a Democrat who prosecutes KKK terrorists. Life is full of hard choices. All in [...]

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Tags: Politics · Senate

Fall Football Lecture: Can Math Help Fix Bugs in Democracy?

November 11th, 2017, 12:14pm by Sam Wang

During college football season, the Princeton Alumni Association hosts fall lectures for people who come back to campus for the home games. This morning I gave the pregame lecture for the Yale game. My topic: can math help repair partisan gerrymandering and the Electoral College? Great audience, great questions. There is no video available. However, [...]

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Tags: President · Princeton · Redistricting · U.S. Institutions

Politics and Polls #66: Year of the Trumpquake

November 9th, 2017, 8:10pm by Sam Wang

Our podcast is ranked #12 in News and Politics on iTunes! Which is pretty cool. Here, Julian Zelizer and I look back on the last 12 months, including what we did and didn’t foresee after last November’s Trumpquake. Added bonus: I do impression of Russian spy. All in the new Politics & Polls.

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Tags: 2014 Election

Tuesday election trackers

November 6th, 2017, 9:50pm by Sam Wang

The DailyKos Elections tracking spreadsheet is here. The New Jersey governor’s race is a foregone conclusion – the winner should be Phil Murphy (D), which would give Democrats full control of government. Virginia governor’s race looks close: Northam (D) leads Gillespie (R) by 2.5 +/- 0.9 % (median +/- SEM, n=4). It’s closer than expected, [...]

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Tags: governors

Tomorrow on WPRB w/These Vibes Are Too Cosmic

November 6th, 2017, 9:17pm by Sam Wang

Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 6:45pm, I’ll go on WPRB Princeton 103.3 FM with Stevie Bergman, host of These Vibes Are Too Cosmic. Long-form college radio. She and her co-host Brian get great guests on scientific topics ranging from the paranormal to how alliances form on social media. It should be fun. NJ/PA area listeners and online [...]

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Tags: 2018 Election · Redistricting