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Scientist . Unaffiliated voter. Data-based tweets & sometimes opinions. Help fight gerrymandering: Podcast
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Sam Wang 6h
Support our electoral innovation efforts! Fair districting, ranked-choice voting reform, Redistricting . Our goal is to use math and law to make democracy more responsive and more representative.
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Noah Carmichael Sep 19
Replying to @magi_jay @ElieNYC
If the Supreme Court deadlocks, the 5th Circuit's ruling sends it back to the Northern District of Texas, who will determine which portions of the ACA remain. Page 44
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Leesa Brown Sep 20
Put together two Princeton profs—data/neuroscience guy and political historian with access to a deep pool of experts and you get a great mash-up of intellect.
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Sam Wang 6h
Support our electoral innovation efforts! Fair districting, ranked-choice voting reform, Redistricting . Our goal is to use math and law to make democracy more responsive and more representative.
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Sam Wang 11h
If you're going to go down that road...resources should be put in (a) smaller-population states with (b) close margins. That's where your leverage is the greatest. Therefore this ranking:
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Rick Hasen 8h
I've been resistant to Democratic Court packing arguments, seeing them as a last resort. The next few months could change my mind and many others.
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Jill Lawrence 8h
Please Democrats read this by , all of it, on all the best ways to handle the next few weeks and months that will determine politics, policies and the for decades to come.
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Peter Lettre 8h
Not to mention he was up to his neck in Watergate. As Solicitor General, he was the one who pulled off the firing of the special prosecutor when the AG and Deputy AG resigned in protest.
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Sam Wang 8h
Replying to @PollsterPatrick
That list is based on our calculations. Passing a redistricting plan in Connecticut requires a 2/3 vote. Our calculation was predicated on the likelihood that Democrats would attain such a supermajority.
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Sam Wang 8h
Replying to @SamWangPhD
Corresponding list for WinRed:
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Sam Wang 8h
Replying to @SamWangPhD
...and here is a list that is refreshed regularly to reflect our best mathematical estimates of per-voter power.
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Miriam Elder 10h
ANARCHY in Central Park this eve
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Sam Wang 11h
If you're going to go down that road...resources should be put in (a) smaller-population states with (b) close margins. That's where your leverage is the greatest. Therefore this ranking:
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Sam Stein 12h
We’re sprinting towards the very real possibility of Obamacare being invalidated and there is absolutely no plan from the White House or congressional Republicans to replace it. We’re just gonna see millions lose their insurance and…. That appears to be that.
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Sam Wang 12h
Indeed, a principal feature of the Electoral College is unintended consequences (along with usually, but not always, electing the popular-vote winner). A review by in an upcoming issue of :
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Sam Wang 12h
Indeed, a principal feature of the Electoral College is unintended consequences (along with usually, but not always, electing the popular-vote winner). A review by in an upcoming issue of :
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Justin Slaughter 22h
I’ll be honest: I assumed Manchin would say he’d reject adding seats. People really don’t get how angry the Senate Dem moderates are after the last few years of broken promises and pure power politics. This isn’t 2010, 2013, or even 2018.
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b-boy bouiebaisse 14h
"Once the minoritarian legislature becomes comfortable with its exercise of power, it starts gobbling up the other institutions not despite its lack of democratic legitimacy but because of it."
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Steve Vladeck 12h
The President has the raw constitutional power to nominate a successor and the Senate has the raw constitutional power to confirm her. No one can dispute that. But Congress also has the raw constitutional power to add any number of seats to . Raw power isn’t everything.
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Sean T at RCP Sep 17
I think Biden's the favorite, but I sort of forced myself to go through this exercise: If I go into a coma and wake up November 4 (or whenever we've finished counting) and Trump has won, what did we miss? What were the signs we should have seen?
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