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Showing posts with label by precinct. Show all posts
Showing posts with label by precinct. Show all posts

Saturday, August 28, 2021

US House Elections in GA-06 from 2014 to 2020

Today I'm re-upping this great series of maps shared by Twitter user @zhizhierbuzhier in May.  These maps of the US House elections in Georgia's 6th Congressional district illustrate the suburban shift that has happened over the past several years, as well as highlighting the Atlanta area as a particularly politically volatile place at the moment.

In 2014, this House district was largely off the radar.

In the immediate aftermath of President Donald Trump's election, with Representative Tom Price being elevated to Secretary of Health and Human Services, Democrats hoped to flip the district and poured millions into the race, but narrowly lost the runoff.

In the wave year of 2018, facing a better Democratic candidate in Lucy McBath, Republican Representative Karen Handel was unable to hold on.

 For now, Georgia's 6th is looking like a fairly comfortable Democratic hold.

Saturday, June 19, 2021

The Progression of Tennessee House District 13

co-authored by Jack Vaughan

Let’s explore “the most interesting State House district in Tennessee,” as co-author Jack Vaughan put it. Tennessee House District 13 is one of the 26 out of 99 seats in the lower house of Tennessee’s legislature held by a Democrat and has consistently hosted the most competitive races in the state. This first set of maps shows the last five elections for this seat, and it has in fact gone back and forth:

As Vaughan says in his tweet sharing the map:
Knoxville, like many metro areas across the country, is trending Democratic. The part of the district north of the Tennessee River has managed to outweigh the more conservative, rural southern areas of Knox County added to the district by the Republican legislature in the 2010 redistricting cycle in an attempt to swing the historically working-class district to the right. The recent shift is most notable after the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, where the district went from being within a percentage point or two to being above a 5% margin for the Democrat.

State Representative Gloria Johnson has also proven herself to be a strong candidate in Knox County, such as in her 2012 win despite GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney carrying the district by 4.6%

The margin shifts visible in this second set of maps shows that even the Republican-leaning southern portions of Knox County included in HD 13 are moving a little to the left. The significant shifts, though, have occurred in the portions of west and north Knoxville that make up the northern half of HD 13, such as the margin shift of 37% towards Democrats in the West Knoxville neighborhood of Sequoyah Hills and the double-digit shifts in North Knoxville.

HD 13 is somewhat of a microcosm of Knox County: composed of an urban & suburban core with a sizable rural population. The district’s trends mirror those in the county, exceeding double-digit shifts in favor of Democrats the past decade.

Redistricting for 2022 is a complete unknown, however, and Rep. Johnson may face another unfavorable district. She succeeded in 2012, and she may well do it again.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Arkansas Gubernatorial Election 2018

Since the Clinton administration, Arkansas has trended more and more Republican.  Twitter user @yeahitsJ0sh points out that Governor Asa Hutchinson increased his margin upon re-election.  Similarly, and despite a Biden gain on Clinton by 43,438 votes, President Donald Trump surpassed his 2016 margin in 2020 by nearly a percentage point in an already very red state.  Josh says:

 This is a finely detailed precinct map, so definitely zoom in and check out the insets:

Saturday, May 22, 2021

California Democratic Primary 2020: Top 4 Candidates

 @AveryTheComrade on Twitter brings us this gorgeous map with the following comment:

The Democratic primary is interesting because of its arcane semi-proportional delegate system.  You earn delegates per House district as well as statewide, but you only win delegates from a place if you get at least 15% of the vote within those geographical boundaries.  This makes a candidate's distribution of votes very important.

This one is worth zooming in on to see some of the nitty-gritty details and fine map-making.

Friday, May 21, 2021

Loudoun County, Virginia: 2012 to 2020

Loudoun County, Virginia encompasses the northernmost portion of the state, on the outskirts of the Washington, DC metro area.  This pair of maps from José Manrique (@JoseManrique93) shows President Joe Biden improving on President Barack Obama's re-election numbers by ten points, and President Donald Trump under-performing now-Senator Mitt Romney by even more than that.  They say:

This populous county swinging toward Democrats is one of a few reasons why Virginia is trending blue.  I personally find it interesting how Republican support has noticeably collapsed near the geographical center of the county.

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Building Locations in the USA Compared to 2020 Presidential Margins

This beautiful set of maps from Twitter user @Akko2021 shows how population density correlates with political outcomes.  Here's what they had to say:

  And here are the maps (definitely click open the full-size versions, they're awesome!):