Category Archives: Republicans

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

Posted in Big Data, Botnets, Cyber security, Democracy, Democrats, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Hacking, Political parties, Politics, Republicans, Robots, Russia, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Trolls, United States

Bias against conservatives works like any other prejudice

By Megan McArdle of the Washington Post Everyone’s angry about Kevin Williamson. The left that he was hired by the Atlantic despite having said that abortion should maybe be a capital offense; the right that he was quickly fired when … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Democrats, Political parties, Republicans, Thought-Provoking Analysis, Washington Post

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

Posted in Big Data, Candidates, Cyber security, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Political parties, polls, Republicans, Technology

How would a contested election work? Five things to know

    by Pete Williams Recounts and legal challenges can take months to play out, but not in the election of a president: the Constitution sets strict deadlines. Source: How would a contested election work? Five things to know

Posted in Candidates, Constitutional law, Democrats, Elections, Political parties, Politics, Republicans

The State of Play With a Dozen Days to Go

By Larry J. Sabato, Kyle Kondik and Geoffrey Skelley Another week has passed in the presidential race and it appears that Donald Trump is not making up much if any ground on Hillary Clinton. Last month, we coined the term … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Congress, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, Hillary Clinton, Political parties, Politics, Republicans