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

Events with the Princeton Gerrymandering Project / Electoral Innovation Lab

If you would like to attend any of the events below, please RSVP at jrhode@princeton.edu.


Upcoming:

Kyle Kondik
Friday, January 28, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab presents a Reformer Forum with Kyle Kondik, Managing Editor at Sabato’s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics, in a talk titled “The Long Red Thread: How Democratic Dominance Gave Way to Republican Advantage in US House Elections.”

Kondik is a frequently-cited expert on American politics who has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, PBS NewsHour and Comedy Central’s The Daily Show. His book on Ohio’s presidential voting history, The Bellwether, was released in June 2016. He also serves as the Center’s communications director and is based in Washington, where he manages the Center’s DC office.

To attend this public Reformer Forum, click here.

Calendar of public events:

2022

Reformer Forum: Kyle Kondik – January 28, 1:30 PM ET
Academic Talk: Baodong Liu – February 4, 1:30PM ET
Academic Talk: Dan Bouk – March 11, 1:30PM ET
Academic Talk: Thessalia Merivaki – March 18, 1:30PM ET
Academic Talk: Sharon Austin – April 1, 1:30PM ET


Watch our previous Fixing Bugs in Democracy events here, and our series of Princeton Gerrymandering Project Presents seminars here.

“Fixing Bugs in Democracy” is a collaboration between Princeton Gerrymandering Project, the Pace Center for Civic Engagement, Service Focus, and Princeton University Public Lectures.

Past Events

Jonathan Rodden
Friday, December 10, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab presented an Academic Talk with Jonathan Rodden, Professor of Political Science at Stanford and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, titled “Partisan Dislocation: A Precinct-Level Measure of Representation and Gerrymandering.”

Edward Foley
Friday, December 3, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab presented an Academic Talk with Edward Foley, the Ebersold Chair in Constitutional Law and Director of Election Law at Ohio State, titled “Self-districting: the ultimate antidote to gerrymandering,”

Jonathan Mattingly
Tuesday, November 30, 11AM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab presented an Academic Talk with Jonathan Mattingly, Professor of Mathematics and of Statistical Science at Duke University and visitor at the Institute for Advanced Study, titled “Understanding Gerrymandering.”

Gregory Warrington
Friday, October 29, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented an Academic Talk with Justin Grimmer, Associate Professor and Associate Chair Department of Mathematics & Statistics The University of Vermont, titled “Does it matter how we measure fairness? The role of metrics in evaluating district plans.”

Alexandra Chandler
Friday, October 22, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented an Reformer Forum with Alexandra Chandler, a policy advocate at Protect Democracy, titled “Preparing for (and trying to avoid!) election crises in 2022 and 2024.”

Justin Grimmer
Friday, October 8, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented an Academic Talk with Justin Grimmer, Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, titled “No Evidence for Systematic Voter Fraud: A Guide To Claims About the 2020 Election.”

Drew Penrose
Friday, September 24th, 1:30PM ET

Drew Penrose

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented an Reformer Forum with Drew Penrose, an elections policy expert and consultant for FairVote, titled “The history and future of proportional representation in the United States.”

Alan Abramowitz
Friday, September 17th, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented an Academic Talk with Alan Abramowitz, the Alben W. Barkley Professor of Political Science at Emory University, titled “The ideological American voter: The rise of partisan-ideological consistency and its consequences.”

Nina Perales
Friday, August 27th, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Reformer Forum: A Talk with Nina Perales, Vice President of Litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), titled “Latino Voting Rights and Redistricting.”

Jeff Clements
Friday, July 30th, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Reform Forum: A Talk with Jeff Clements, titled “American Promise and the National Movement to Reform Corrupt Big Money Politics.”

Chris Melody Fields Figueredo
Friday, June 25th, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Chris Melody Fields Figueredo, titled “Unleashing Democracy through Ballot Measures.”

Gary King
Friday, May 21, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Gary King, titled “Scientific Measurement in Redistricting Research.”

Molly Reynolds
Friday, April 2, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Molly Reynolds, titled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Filibuster.”

Ellen Chaffee, Dina Butcher, and Kathy Tweeten
Friday, March 26, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Ellen Chaffee, Dina Butcher, and Kathy Tweeten, titled “The Badass Grandmas for Democracy: Making Voting More Transparent in North Dakota.”

Daryl DeFord
Friday, March 19, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Daryl DeFord, titled “Mathematical Methods for Assessing Districting Plans.”

Hansi Lo Wang
Friday, March 12, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Hansi Lo Wang, titled “The Story of the 2020 Census.”

Fred McBride
Friday, March 5, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Fred McBride, titled “The Fight for Voting Rights.”

Doug Poland
Friday, February 26, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Doug Poland, titled “Gill v. Whitford and the Future of Redistricting.”

U.S. Representative Don Beyer
Friday, February 19, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with U.S. Representative Don Beyer, titled “The Challenges of the Fair Representation Act.”

Jonathan Gould and David Pozen
Friday, February 5, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Jonathan Gould and David Pozen, titled “Hardball and Anti-Hardball: Structural Biases in Structural Constitutional Law.”
Friday, February 5, 1:30PM ET

Michael Li
Friday, January 29, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Michael Li, Senior Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program, titled “Redistricting and Democracy Reform in 2021 and Beyond.”

Sara John, PhD
Friday, January 15, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Sarah John, PhD Virginia Humanities, University of Virginia, titled “Setting Ourselves up for Disappointment? The Risks of Over Promising About Electoral Reforms.”

Jesse Clark
Friday, January 8, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Jesse Clark, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, MIT, on A New Framework for Analyzing Election Reform in the United States.

Mark C. Alexander
Friday, December 18, 1:30PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A talk with Mark C. Alexander, the Arthur J. Kania Dean at Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law


Mindy Finn
Friday, December 4, 12 PM ET

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Mindy Finn, CEO of Citizen Data, on Mail-in Ballots and Lessons from Conducting an Election Amid a Pandemic


Leah Aden
Friday, November 13, 3 PM ET

Leah Aden

The Electoral Innovation Lab at Princeton University presented a Friday Forum: A Talk with Leah Aden, Deputy Director of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, on Voting Rights and Justice Issues