"We Count! A Patriotic Musical Extravaganza (in 2D)" is a musical tribute to how - this election season especially - it's going to take some time…
Sam WangIn most decades I recall, an animated video about how it might take a while to count all the votes would seem like a charming but dull public service announcement.
This year...it's an extravaganza! A tribute to what happens in November!!
Sam WangGerrymandering is solvable in this election! Over one-fourth of all U.S. House seats could see a more level playing field, depending on voters.
A Princeton Election Consortium/@princetongerry overview
Sam WangOver 90 Congressional seats could come under bipartisan control for redistricting purposes. That's over one-fifth of the chamber.
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Sam WangEleven instances in which partisans tried to pack/unpack the state Supreme Court. (By the way, this is done much more aggressively by one party than the other.) The effort succeeded twice, in Georgia and in Arizona.
How the GOP keeps cheating its way into power—and may get away with it again in 2020
Sam WangRonald Reagan on the occasion of signing the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, which not only extended but strengthened it: The right to vote is “the crown jewel of American liberties, and we will not see its luster diminished.”
A different time.
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — When Donald Trump's campaign took issue with a new rule on processing some votes in North Carolina, it didn't just complain to the Board of Elections and file a lawsuit. It...
Sam Wang“It’s clearly based on a strategy to disrupt the election as much as possible. You’re seeing a broad-based, generalized strategy to suppress the vote by the Republican Party.” Barry Richard, who represented George W. Bush in the 2000 Florida recount.
Sam WangIf the race gets within 5 points, then one could imagine looking for leverage. The biggest hidden bargain (and voting rights win) there is to register new voters. There are at least 170,000 new ones thanks to Governor @AndyBeshearKY.
Sam WangIn the closing weeks, don't focus on the Presidential race to the exclusion of downticket.
Senate races seem headed anywhere from 51 to 57 D seats. A wide range of possibilities.
States w/high voter power are most effective for postcards & calls
Sam WangIf you wanted to make a difference in Kentucky, the better move would be to contribute to @KFTC. They're bringing new voters into the system by registering re-enfranchished. As many as 130,000 people, over 6% of the votes cast there in 2016.
Sam WangPoint is, if you're going to play redistricting #Moneyball2020 at the state legislative level, you have to know not just math and politics, but also the law. That's what we did at @princetongerry.
Tune in as Princeton professors Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang from the "Politics & Polls" podcast will be in conversation with Emma Parish '21 and Kesavan Srivilliputhur '23, two fellows from...
Sam Wang.@Princeton students are on a mission to get 100% of their peers on campus to engage civically. @julianzelizer and I will interview two of the fellows to get an update on their goal: #PrincetonU #Vote100
The Koch network is mobilizing a massive advertising campaign and ground game to boost Republican candidates in key Senate races in November, bursting onto the scene after flying under the radar for most of the 2020 cycle following David Koch’s...