An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Election, By Precinct

Find out if your house is in a political bubble (all blue or all red), or an island (red or blue surrounded by the other party). Detailed political demographics. Click on NYT website.

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By 2040, 30% of US Population Will Choose 70% of Senators

The US Senate is on its way to becoming an anti-democratic institution that could plunge the US government into a crisis of legitimacy because it is increasingly unrepresentative of the American population. By 2040, as most Americans live in urban areas in just 15 states, 70% of the population will be represented by one-third of... Continue Reading →

Trump’s Base: White Male Voters Without College Degrees. But He Won Whites With College Degrees As Well

In 2016, Donald Trump performed best among white voters without college degrees, a shrinking demographic. But he shockingly won white voters with college degrees as well. Wpost: "Trump, according to exit poll data, earned the votes of 60 percent of white men and 52 percent of white women...The exit polls indicated that he had won 88 percent of... Continue Reading →

The Endangered American Middle Class

Vice President Joe Biden, a product of the middle class who has remained middle class, defined that demographic this way, as The Washington Post reported: “The middle class is not a number; it’s a value set. It’s being able to own your house and not have to rent it; it’s being able to send your... Continue Reading →

Profile of the American Voter

Update: this turned out to be off-base. Trump won college-educated white voters, especially men. Turnout was not necessarily a crucial factor, as more people voted than in 2012, except in Pennsylvania and possibly Wisconsin. The "up-for-grabs" educated white voters who usually voted Republican stayed loyal to the party.  Blame Trump's Victory on College-Educated Whites, Not the... Continue Reading →

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