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What We Know and Don’t Know About Election Hacking – plus What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know.

by Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight When talk of Russian interference in U.S. elections comes up, much of the focus has been on state-sponsored trolls on Facebook and Twitter. Special Counsel Robert Mueller recently indicted a number of these actors, and … Continue reading

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The ‘Enthusiasm Gap’ Could Turn A Democratic Wave Into A Tsunami

by Nate Silver, founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight It’s a busy time of year, so we’ll keep this relatively short. But I wanted to echo and underscore a point made by FiveThirtyEight contributor Nathaniel Rakich in his article … Continue reading

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Here’s Proof Some Pollsters Are Putting A Thumb On The Scale

Introduction by Ken Feltman: This is perhaps the most important news about political polls to come out of the 2016 election: Nate Silver and others at FiveThirtyEight have the statistics to establish that some pollsters, intentionally or not, skew their … Continue reading

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Are Democrats Headed For A Split Even If Clinton Wins?

A FiveThirtyEight Chat In this week’s politics chat, FiveThirtyEight examines the cracks in the Democratic Party’s coalition. The transcript below has been lightly edited. (Micah Cohen, politics editor): The WikiLeaks dumps of h… Source: Are Democrats Headed For A Split … Continue reading

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How Trump Could Win The White House While Losing The Popular Vote

  By David Wasserman of FiveThirtyEight OK, before I say anything, a quick disclaimer: This piece is not a prediction. In fact, I’m a religious (maybe fanatical) adherent of FiveThirtyEight’s 2016 election forecast model… That said, in the event this … Continue reading

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