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Entries Tagged as 'Politics'

How Hard Is It To Steal a National Election By Mail?

August 13th, 2020, 8:09am by Guest Contributor

(This is a guest article by Michael Goldstein of Trenton, New Jersey. -Sam) Recent statements by the President raise concerns about the integrity of the upcoming Presidential election. In a close election, voter suppression and election interference could distort the outcome. However, because of the way U.S. elections are administered – in a highly local […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Politics · President

Redistricting Moneyball – the web event!

August 12th, 2020, 2:41pm by Sam Wang

If you’re coming here because of the NYT article by Thomas Edsall, welcome! Come to our event where we explain what we’re up to. Last week we unveiled “Redistricting Moneyball,” the Princeton Gerrymandering Project strategy to stop gerrymandering in 2021. The model shows which state legislative races are the most effective investments of time and campaign […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Moneyball · Politics · Redistricting

Politics & Polls #196: Conventions, the Campaign, and #Moneyball2020

August 10th, 2020, 10:30am by Sam Wang

In the current Politics & Polls, Julian Zelizer and I talk about what conventions are good for, and what not having them might mean. We also talk about the downticket, including the new Redistricting Moneyball project. Tune in!

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Tags: 2020 Election · Moneyball · Politics · Redistricting

Sam on The New Abnormal with Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson

August 1st, 2020, 9:19am by Sam Wang

I had a great conversation with Molly Jong-Fast and Rick Wilson on their podcast, The New Abnormal! We talked polls, elections, and Moneyball 2020. Oh, and Senator Tammy Duckworth was the other two-thirds of their show. I guess data analytics are the vegetable course? As a Southern friend of mine says, if there’s nothing green […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Moneyball · Politics · President · Redistricting · Senate

New PEC feature: Redistricting Moneyball 2020

July 30th, 2020, 7:31pm by Sam Wang

The main campaign stories in 2020 are the Presidential election and the fight for control of Congress (mostly, the U.S. Senate). But lurking beneath those high-profile questions are state legislative elections, which will set the political playing field, including Congressional districting, for the next 10 years. State legislatures determine policies that will affect millions of […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Moneyball · Politics · Redistricting

College Reopening, Coronavirus, and the Adolescent Brain

July 3rd, 2020, 12:58pm by Sam Wang

Can colleges reopen safely? Should they try? On Politics and Polls (the podcast for the Princeton Policy School, co-hosted by Julian Zelizer and me), I interview Laurence Steinberg, major expert on adolescence. Our conversation is a mash-up of neuroscience, public health, coronavirus, and the adolescent mind. Spoiler: it’s going to be really, really, rilly difficult. […]

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Tags: Health · Politics · Princeton

At Labyrinth Books tonight with Dave Daley on Unrigged, his new book on democracy reform

June 18th, 2020, 8:33am by Sam Wang

Tonight at 6:00pm Eastern, I’m looking forward to this conversation with Dave Daley. His new book Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back To Save Democracy talks about all the ways that reform is breaking out across the nation. His previous book, Ratf***ed, detailed how partisan gerrymandering was committed in 2010. In Unrigged, he’s broadened his […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Politics · Redistricting · U.S. Institutions

Election tracking 2020, Part 2: The U.S. Senate

June 17th, 2020, 8:42pm by Sam Wang

Close watchers of politics sense that conditions are turning against Senate Republicans. Exactly when this began has been hard to tell by looking at individual polls. But a statistical aggregate clarifies the answer: the middle of April, at the same time as President Trump’s increasingly wild coronavirus-19 press conferences. The core calculation is to determine […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Politics · Senate · Site News

Steak-umm Bless!

May 18th, 2020, 11:51am by Sam Wang

I was interviewed on the essential topic of Steak-umm’s advocacy for truth and evidence-based policy. Juliana Kaplan at Business Insider reports.

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Tags: Politics · Uncategorized

Elections, neuroscience…and Bill Nye!

April 19th, 2020, 10:18am by Sam Wang

(photo taken February 6th) I was on with Bill Nye and Corey S. Powell to talk about elections, polls, and neuroscience. It was a lively and fun conversation – take a listen! Topics: the Electoral College, polls, what neuroscientists do for fun, gerrymandering…lots of topics. Those guys move fast!

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Tags: Politics · Princeton · Redistricting