Monday, January 26, 2015

Request your ballot now for your vote in the WCD elections

Natalie McClendon reminds us to request your absentee ballot now to vote for Joy Monjure in the upcoming Whatcom Conservation District election!  Please see

Turnout General Elections: 2012 and 2014 GIS representations

Some new electoral GIS skills are demonstrated below. I wanted to plot ballots received marked as "Good" per precinct from the 2012 and 2014 cumulative Matchbacks.   Code is here and here. Click to enlarge graphs.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January20th news from the WSWS

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Federal Judge rules against polluting Yakima Dairies...

Sunday, January 18, 2015

The President is asking for your input...

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We asked you what you wanted to see get done in the next two years. This is what you told us.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

French government carries out mass arrests - World Socialist Web Site

French government carries out mass arrests - World Socialist Web Site

Fwd: Year in Review

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My sisters and brothers,
This week marks the passage of one year since the first socialist took office in Seattle in over a century. Our election victory, a collective endeavor by everyone who worked on and supported our bold working-class campaign, came in the context of growing anger against economic inequality and the beginnings of a movement against poverty wages.
Our success reflected the decades of betrayal by corporate politicians and a search for genuine political alternatives. Under the entrenched Democratic Party establishment, Seattle has increasingly become a playground for the wealthy, with working people increasingly priced out of the city.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

How the Democrats can keep from losing next time: Part II Understanding Voter Updates

This discussion invovlves statistical abstraction at the edge of my capacities for mathematical and inferential logic.  Piece under construction 9:21 AM 1/7/2015. Code to be updated later is here  -RMF
This is part II (part I here) of a discussion of voter updates in the 2014 Whatcom County election. The discussion will conclude with evidence that results from precincts in the 42nd district are correlative to an increase voter update process.  Why this is the case, I do not know. However, the reader should understand that voter updates involve at least two separate organizations:

(1) Your County's election office
(2) A State based effort called 'ERIC'

Here's  a summary of the best information I can gather on how voting lists are scrubbed, moved voters are found, 'undeliverables' removed from active status... (to be continued)