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Job opportunity – Computational Research Analyst, Gerrymandering and Redistricting

September 28th, 2017, 11:57pm by Sam Wang

The Gill v. Whitford oral argument gives new importance to this announcement. -Sam, 10/4/2017 The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is hiring! We’re looking for a computational research analyst to do geography-intensive calculations, test our simple statistical standards, and close loopholes in proposed reform efforts. It’s a full-time position, available immediately. Computational skills and an interest in […]

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Tags: Redistricting · Site News

The Princeton Gerrymandering Project is live!

August 4th, 2017, 7:34am by Sam Wang

I am happy to announce our revamped site at This is part of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project’s tooling up for the coming several years of work by courts and reformers. The site now has an interactive map showing the results of three simple gerrymandering tests, applied in all the states. It allows you to […]

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Tags: Redistricting · Site News

Service notice (RESOLVED)

October 24th, 2016, 9:07pm by Sam Wang

I’ve been lying low. It’s a busy time here at Princeton: undergraduate advising, graduate teaching, and it’s midterms week! I figured since the Presidential race is basically over, the urgency of posting was reduced. Also, I’m working on a newspaper piece. Anyway, I will be back soon with more bloggy goodness. For now, please ignore […]

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Housekeeping note

October 11th, 2016, 8:40am by Sam Wang

Thanks to all the readers who noticed something wrong with the poll-aggregation rule. It’s fixed now, thanks to rapid response by PEC co-conspirator Walker Davis. I apologize for the glitch.

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Tags: 2016 Election · Site News

Get PEC pushed to your mobile!

August 13th, 2016, 8:00am by Sam Wang

The Princeton Election Consortium is partnering with StatX to bring to you a way to get our data updates automatically. The StatX app can provide you with all the key outputs on our calculations, updated five times a day: the EV snapshot, current Senate and House estimates, and the Meta-Margins. The app will link back to […]

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Tags: 2016 Election · Site News


July 27th, 2016, 9:29pm by Sam Wang

The HuffPollster feeds are changing structure to offer more options. We are adapting. Tonight, some routine diagnostics…

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July 6th, 2016, 11:01am by Sam Wang

We are repairing a problem in our HuffPollster feed. We were not scraping states with few polls, and in those cases were using 2012 election results. This is now corrected. Current polls make the following states closer by at least three percentage points compared with 2012: AR, CO, CT, KS, ME, TN, TX, and WA. […]

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Tags: 2016 Election · President · Site News

(On-campus) research assistant wanted

February 28th, 2015, 6:30am by Sam Wang

I’m looking for a research assistant at Princeton to work on a gerrymandering project at a scholarly level, i.e. for academic research. It will also have practical implications. There’s a posting at the Student Employment office – look for posting #35677! For now, students only please.

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Tags: 2012 Election · 2014 Election · 2016 Election · Princeton · Site News

A draft of a paper on the Meta-analysis

October 7th, 2013, 8:27am by Sam Wang

Dear readers, I’ve been invited to write an academic article on the Meta-analysis. I’m horribly late with it…but I do have a draft. I’d be interested in your thoughts and reactions. I’m sure I have not done justice to some important topics. The article text is here (PDF) and the figures are here (6.7 MB […]

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The mailbag

January 5th, 2013, 4:00pm by Sam Wang

Gerrymandering makes for interesting mail! Here are some excerpts from activists, a journalist, political scientist, and a few redistricters.

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Tags: 2012 Election · House · Politics · Redistricting · Site News