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Thursday, June 28, 2018

"2018" CVAP Data and graphs. Part I

Below are lattice (trellis) graphs of CVAP data from https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/decennial-census/about/voting-rights/cvap.html. See technical documentation here.  This is the latest Citizen Voting Age Population for WA state by county and "lower house" legislative districts. Below the break are (4) charts for Counties and (5) charts for LD that describe:
  • CVAP_EST_Total # Citizen Voting Age Population Total per County or LD.
  • TOT_EST_Total   # Total estimated population per County or LD.
  • CVAP_EST_White_Alone  #  Citizen Voting Age Population for race "White Alone".
  • TOT_EST_White_Alone     #  Total estimated "White Alone" population.
  • (CVAP_EST_Total - CVAP_EST_White_Alone)  # The remaining CVAP not "White Alone".
  • (TOT_EST_Total - TOT_EST_White_Alone)       # The remaining population not "White Alone. 
Because the charts are detailed, there is a zip and 7zip file with spreadsheets and jpgs here. The data fields for county and legislative districts are as below.

t(rbind(County[1],SLDL[1]))

         [,1]                      [,2]                                    
GEONAME  "Autauga County, Alabama" "State House District 1 (2016), Alabama"
LNTITLE  "Total"                   "Total"                                 
GEOID    "05000US01001"            "62000US01001"                          
LNNUMBER "1"                       "1"                                     
TOT_EST  "55050"                   "46015"                                 
TOT_MOE  NA                        "1138"                                  
ADU_EST  "41195"                   "36130"                                 
ADU_MOE  " 34"                     "856"                                   
CIT_EST  "54510"                   "45450"                                 
CIT_MOE  " 263"                    "1115"                                  
CVAP_EST "40690"                   "35660"                                 
CVAP_MOE "236"                     "851"


LNTITLE covers the following racial/ethnic classifications:

 SLDL[,.(LNTITLE=unique(LNTITLE))]
                                                           LNTITLE
 1:                                                          Total
 2:                                         Not Hispanic or Latino
 3:                         American Indian or Alaska Native Alone
 4:                                                    Asian Alone
 5:                                Black or African American Alone
 6:                Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Alone
 7:                                                    White Alone
 8:                     American Indian or Alaska Native and White
 9:                                                Asian and White
10:                            Black or African American and White
11: American Indian or Alaska Native and Black or African American
12:                        Remainder of Two or More Race Responses
13:                                             Hispanic or Latino 

 For more information, please see technical documentation. Click on charts to enlarge.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Voting History Matplots : 2014 vs. 2016 (Part II)


Turnout rates from Voting Histories for the top 10 most populous WA Counties: Blue = 2016, Green = 2014, Red = 2017. Click to enlarge the chart.

In the last post I looked at voter participation (turnout) volumes from voter histories per county for General Elections 2014 - 2017 or GE 2014 - GE 2017. I now look at the top ten most populous WA counties. Each of these counties has over 100K registered voters in GE 2017. These top ten counties account for 82% of all registered voters in WA in GE 2017. The top five counties account for 66% of all registered voters in WA in GE 2017. But their rates of participation in the various election years show differences pictured above.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Voting History Matplots : 2014 vs. 2016 (Part I)

Below the break are matplots from voting histories of the top 5  and bottom 34 WA counties for General Elections 2014 - 2017. The open purple circle represents GE2016 turnout, the filled green circle represents GE2014.  (Red square is GE2017, filled blue circle is GE2015). The top chart is turnout volume for KI, PI, SN, SP, CR - the top five WA counties. That left hand axis is 200K - 1M. The bottom chart is the bottom 34 or rest of state. That left hand axis is 20K - 140K. Tables with turnout volumes for all counties follow. Note that the WA SoS warns that data form the voting histories does not always match reported final votes. Click on the charts to enlarge.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

General data advice for candidates


Below is some information and links that might help you with public campaign data. Remember that working with data requires previous experience. Some data can be analyzed with spreadsheets, but statewide data will require database or data analytics software functionality.

Colllapsible Trees

These are images of Collapsible Trees of LCDs, RJIs, by LCD, Precincts and Counties. Click to Enlarge.
See http://rmfmedia.com/public/viewhtml for URLs.
See also https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/collapsibleTree/collapsibleTree.pdf
The 'hierarchy' argument defines the tree data in the code below the break.

No warranty for any data is expressed or implied. 
Please use at your own risk. Please understand all the laws that govern the use of WA Electoral Data: https://www.sos.wa.gov/elections/vrdb/vrdbfaq.aspx

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Libertarian Challenge in WA State

Top 6 Party Prefers declared during filing week by Count (N):

                            PartyName   N
 1:        (Prefers Democratic Party) 168
 2:        (Prefers Republican Party) 144
 3:                                    36
 4:       (Prefers Independent Party)  19
 5:      (States No Party Preference)  14
 6:       (Prefers Libertarian Party)  12
...
See table at bottom for full list.

I dug into the campaign contributions and expenditures this last weekend and found myself captivated the "strength" of the Libertarian movement nationwide and in WA State. Matthew Dubin has multiple $2K donations from out of state 'libertarian supporters'. As of last Friday, he is nearly leading the campaign funding race in LD 36th outspending his opponent incumbent Noel Frame.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

PDC Contributions through June 1st

This is PDC data for 2018 campaign contributions until June 1 or the first five months of this year. We now are five months from the November general elections. I list the top 20 for each query ordered by Contrib (Contribution).

Saturday, June 2, 2018

PDC Expenditures through June 1st

This is PDC data for 2018 campaign expenditures until June 1 or the first five months of this year. We now are five months from the November general elections. I list the top 20 for each query ordered by expenditure (Expend).