Princeton Election Consortium

Innovations in democracy since 2004

Outcome: Biden 306 EV (D+1.2% from toss-up), Senate 50 D (D+1.0%)
Nov 3 polls: Biden 342 EV (D+5.3%), Senate 50-55 D (D+3.9%), House control D+4.6%
Moneyball states: President AZ NE-2 NV, Senate MT ME AK, Legislatures KS TX NC

Entries Tagged as 'Redistricting'

We need your help in North Carolina

August 11th, 2021, 1:48pm by Zachariah Sippy

This week, the Princeton Gerrymandering Project launched our Redistricting Report Card, in partnership with RepresentUS. This project scores proposed redistricting maps on their geographic features, competitiveness, and partisan fairness, while also providing an in-depth view of the estimated partisanship and minority composition of each district in the plan.  Our tool runs on a robust algorithm […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Politics · Redistricting

One more week to win an iPad and the Great American Map-Off!

June 7th, 2021, 6:01pm by Sam Wang

For more information about the competition, click here. All submissions are due by 11:59PM EDT on June 15, 2021.

[Read more →]

Tags: Redistricting

What is differential privacy and could it affect redistricting?

June 2nd, 2021, 5:05pm by Zachariah Sippy

In March, Alabama sued the U.S. Department of Commerce. At the heart of their suit is the claim that the Census Bureau’s disclosure avoidance system— designed to protect the privacy of census respondents, inhibits the state from accurately redistricting. Alabama, along with more than 15 other states, has argued that the Bureau’s privacy scheme is […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Redistricting

In Monday’s new apportionment, who will lose, Alabama or New York?

April 24th, 2021, 12:34pm by Sam Wang

On Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., the Commerce Department is expected to release the new apportionment from the 2020 Census. It will be posted here, and there will be a press conference on Census Live. Generally, southwestern states will win Congressional seats; the northeast and California will lose. There’s some uncertainty as to whether Alabama […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Redistricting

Building Democracy Back Better With Larry Lessig

April 20th, 2021, 8:43pm by Sam Wang

I had a great conversation with Prof. Larry Lessig on his podcast, Another Way. We talked about the inequalities produced by gerrymandering and the Electoral College, and what Congress and the states can do to fight back. Please listen!

[Read more →]

Tags: Politics · President · Redistricting

Save Wisconsin Democracy With One Weird Trick

April 7th, 2021, 1:39pm by Zachariah Sippy

One of the most notable partisan gerrymanders in the country can be found in Wisconsin. But a repeat of the offense in 2021 can be prevented – with public input.  Governor Evers has formed a nonpartisan citizen commission to increase transparency and collect public input, regardless of whether the legislature intends to bypass him or […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Redistricting

Utah House Bill 197

February 23rd, 2021, 8:39am by Jason Fierman

This year will see a number of state-level legislative actions, as governments across the country look to change rules that affect the ability of voters to participate in elections. One example may be found in the Utah House, which is considering Utah House Bill 197. HB 197 would significantly alter the election code of the […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Redistricting

In Wisconsin, hidden flaws in new proposal for electoral votes

January 12th, 2021, 1:56pm by Zachariah Sippy

State Representative Gary Tauchen (R) has introduced a bill in the Wisconsin General Assembly to change the way electoral votes are allocated. Instead of a winner-take-all system, his proposal would dole them out by congressional districts. At first, this plan looks like it would help Republicans. But the real long-term beneficiaries might be Democrats— and […]

[Read more →]

Tags: President · Redistricting

Last-minute donations

December 31st, 2020, 7:17pm by Sam Wang

I want to thank everyone who’s been a loyal reader of PEC. This year we went beyond poll aggregation to focus on optimizing your efforts, up and down the ticket. Our particular emphasis is the long game: actions that enhance the responsiveness of U.S. democracy to voters, whether for a decade (redistricting) or longer (voting […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Princeton · Redistricting

Postdoctoral positions at our new Electoral Innovation Lab!

December 3rd, 2020, 8:33am by Sam Wang

Want to apply your intellectual skills to real-life reform? The Electoral Innovation Lab (an expansion of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project) is searching for postdocs! Our mission is to apply law, science, and math to strengthening U.S. democracy. Example topics include redistricting, ranked-choice voting, and open primaries. We see our work as relating to political science […]

[Read more →]

Tags: Princeton · Redistricting · U.S. Institutions