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Pennsylvania to require voting machines with paper backup
Governor says any newly purchased voting machines must leave a paper trail.
voting  election  local  via:reddit 
february 2018 by mcherm
Why a Dutch court stopped high school students from exchanging schools
Lottery systems, optimal outcomes, and eliminating a reason for "strategic voting".
math  law  election  via:HackerNews 
august 2017 by mcherm
Analysis indicates partisan gerrymandering has benefited GOP
An analysis of the effects of gerrymandering in the US. It's almost all favoring the Republicans.
election  voting  via:boingboing 
june 2017 by mcherm |
Has local candidates (this is the new site for the League of Women Voters information).
election  voting  useful 
may 2017 by mcherm
How Space Weather Can Influence Elections on Earth - Motherboard
Random bit flips (possibly due to solar or cosmic rays) can actually throw off the numbers in elections with no paper trail.
voting  election  bug  via:SlateStarCodex 
march 2017 by mcherm
Would Clinton have defeated Trump in an epistocracy? | We the Pleeple
If we only let the educated vote (or gave their votes greater weight) then Trump would have won by bigger margins.
politics  election  voting  via:reddit 
december 2016 by mcherm
The worst election | David R. MacIver
A really good article which gives a simple example where Plurality, Borda count, Condorcet, and Instant Runoff Voting give DIFFERENT results.
election  voting  math  DavidMacIver  via:DavidMacIver 
december 2016 by mcherm
National Popular Vote Interstate Compact - Wikipedia
There *IS* a way to change US Presidential elections into a popular vote, without even having to amend the Constitution. Brilliant. Also see
politics  election  voting 
october 2016 by mcherm
How to Hack an Election in 7 Minutes - POLITICO Magazine
A great survey of the history of vulnerable voting machines in the US and how researchers fought to fix the problem.
election  history  via:reddit  voting 
august 2016 by mcherm
2016 Election Forecast | FiveThirtyEight
Here is 538's prediction of the current presidential election. And it's nearly 50-50 at the moment.
politics  election 
july 2016 by mcherm
Some more small elections | David R. MacIver
This (and the first link) show some interesting voting results to illustrate the difference between different schemes for evaluating ranked preference voting.
election  math  via:DavidMacIver  DavidMacIver 
january 2015 by mcherm
Topic: Spawn of Gerrymander: Design Observer
Making fun of strangely shaped election districts.
maps  election 
october 2014 by mcherm
Where is my polling place PA
A site that tells where a person's polling place is
election  local 
may 2014 by mcherm
Election Ballot Offices for Delaware County, PA
Official listing of candidates (and issues) for the elections in my county. And as of 2013-05-20 it is listing me.
local  election 
may 2013 by mcherm
PA Supreme Court Decision in "Midnight Raises" Case
Shameful. The PA constitution says legislators cannot vote themselves raises. They did so, and the court upheld it. I will vote not to retain each and every judge who concurred with this decision.
law  election  politics  local 
november 2011 by mcherm
Un-Official General Election Results
Election results posted here for Delaware County. (Electronic machine results anyway.)
election  local  useful  via:rachel 
november 2010 by mcherm
PLoS ONE: Dominance, Politics, and Physiology: Voters' Testosterone Changes on the Night of the 2008 United States Presidential Election
Scientific paper: male human backers of the loosing candidate in an election had lowered testosterone levels after seeing him lose.
via:boingboing  politics  science  gender  election  voting 
october 2009 by mcherm
The Devil Is in the Digits: Evidence That Iran's Election Was Rigged -
You can analyze the low-significance digits in the vote counts in Iran's election and look for the accidents of "random" numbers that get made up by humans (who aren't very random). Results: only 1/2 of 1% chance that Iran's election could have happened this way without fraud.
politics  math  statistics  election  voting  via:reddit 
june 2009 by mcherm
Delaware County, PA Ballot
League of women voters voter guide for my county.
voting  local  politics  useful  election 
may 2009 by mcherm
Campaign Donors : Fundrace 2008 - Huffington Post
Do you want to see where the money for political campaigns comes from? Specifically, which of your neighbors donated how much and to who? This site will tell you.
maps  politics  election 
november 2008 by mcherm
Voter Purging: A Legal Way for Republicans to Swing Elections? | | AlterNet
A story about Republicans - even the department of justice - making efforts to remove people from the voter rolls to swing the upcoming election.
voting  election  via:digg  politics 
september 2008 by mcherm
Viral marketing interface for election 08 prank!
A "personalized video" sticks your name into a news story.
video  personal_net  election 
july 2008 by mcherm

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