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Entries Tagged as 'Redistricting'

Election tracking 2020, Part 1: The U.S. House

June 17th, 2020, 3:12pm by Sam Wang

In the coming weeks, PEC will roll out new features and a new design. Most prominent will be an emphasis on local action. Our editorial stance this year is to leverage your local efforts locally for the Presidency (4 years), the Senate (6 years), and redistricting (10 years). This week, we start up the previous […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · House · Princeton · Redistricting · Site News

How is South Korea’s re-opening going?

May 19th, 2020, 6:54pm by Sam Wang

TODAY! #SouthKorea‘s handling of #COVID19 offers lessons for other countries: What strategies offer the best results? Join us for a live show of Politics & Polls at 7:30 p.m. ET featuring @julianzelizer @SamWangPhD @AsaphChun. pic.twitter.com/Xor5Eeydby — Woodrow Wilson School (@WilsonSchool) May 19, 2020 South Korea and the United States had their first coronavirus case on […]

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Tags: Redistricting

All Fixing Bugs in Democracy videos are available on YouTube

May 12th, 2020, 4:24pm by Jason

Our Fixing Bugs in Democracy series got off to a great start in April. Now, all three of our videos are available on YouTube. Watch a playlist of our Virtual Town Halls, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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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

Why did the doubling time accelerate in New York?

April 18th, 2020, 6:18pm by Sam Wang

In the last few days, the doubling time of death has decreased – an apparent acceleration. Why is that? Well…more people are dying now, in particular in New York. It’s not apparent in other states. Could be a backlog of reporting, in which case the doubling time will get back to lengthening soon. For now, […]

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Fixing Bugs In Democracy: Dave Daley, author of Unrigged

April 17th, 2020, 5:07pm by Sam Wang

Dave Daley’s the Hunter S. Thompson of democracy reform. His reportage is the indispensable resource. First with Ratf***ed, his chronicle of gerrymandering. Now he’s out with Unrigged, his story of how citizens are rising up all over the nation to restore and strengthen democracy. Tune in at 6:00pm Eastern! Click here to watch Dave Daley’s […]

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Tags: Politics · Redistricting · U.S. Institutions

Bernie Sanders’s parting gift to Wisconsin voters

April 11th, 2020, 12:07pm by Sam Wang

When it comes to partisan warfare, Wisconsin is at the top of any list. In 2011, Republicans, with the help of their Governor Scott Walker, committed one of the most egregious gerrymanders of all time. The General Assembly locked itself into power for a decade. Now, thanks to Bernie Sanders’s persistence, Democrats may take a […]

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Tags: 2020 Election · Health · Politics · President · Redistricting

TODAY: Fixing Bugs in Democracy, A Virtual Town Hall with Katie Fahey

April 10th, 2020, 8:34am by Sam Wang

Today we’re pleased to present our latest virtual town hall on problems in our democracy and how to fix them. Professor Julian Zelizer and I talk with Katie Fahey, who launched a movement to change redistricting in Michigan. Our focus: how to organize everywhere – even in today’s weird conditions. To hear the virtual town hall, here’s […]

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Tags: Redistricting

Governor Northam’s chance to improve redistricting reform in Virginia

April 8th, 2020, 10:49am by Aaron Barden

In Virginia, Governor Northam has a chance to add protections for minorities in redistricting reform. This comes thanks to an unusual provision in the legislative process there, the veto session. In November, Virginia voters will vote on a constitutional amendment to give part of the redistricting power to citizens. The Princeton Gerrymandering Project’s one-page summaries […]

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Bending the Curve on Covid-19: Doubling Times as a Simple Metric

April 2nd, 2020, 8:27am by Sam Wang

Click here or on the right sidebar for automatically-updated versions. How will we know if we’re making progress on containing the coronavirus epidemic? One of the best measures, relatively free of biases that can creep in, is how long it takes for total deaths to double. When this “doubling time” is 3 days or less, […]

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