Daves Redistricting & Progressive Congress [Update]

Dave’s Redistricting Application is now a project of ProgressiveCongress.org. Woohoo!

[Update: CA is ready!]

This means that more members and visitors of Progressive Congress will get to know about DRA and that more users of DRA will get to know about Progressive Congress. This means that the Progressive Congress team will be providing advice and guidance for DRA. (Some of Darcy’s suggestions have already been included in the app, in fact.) This means that Progressive Congress and DRA will be teaming up to help you better understand what’s going on with redistricting and what you can do about it. And this means working together to make government better for the people!

This also means that you can now make tax-deductible contributions to support the Dave’s Redistricting Project. Your support, whether it’s $10 or $500 will help keep the project going with the rest of the 2010 data, election data and more features. It will also help support the awesome work done by ProgressiveCongress.org

Cross-posted at DailyKos. Latest DRA info below the fold.

Here’s the latest on the application:

— 29 states now have 2010 data. The new ones are AZ, CT, ID, OH, PA, WI. (CA soon!)

— VA and MD have election data, now including actual vote counts (except absentees are not places in any precinct and so are left out). More election data expected soon.

— Bug workaround: if you have trouble with the Pan control, you should be able to Save your work now.

Thanks to all of you users. Keep the feedback coming. Thank you SwingStateProject! Special thanks to Darcy Burner for making this partnership a reality.

13 thoughts on “Daves Redistricting & Progressive Congress [Update]”

  1. Can’t really afford much, I’ve been out of work since the beginning of the year, but I figure $5 wouldn’t hurt.

  2. Thanks for getting the actual Obama numbers up so that I don’t feel like the numbers are tainted – however, I see the Dem/Rep averages still exclude third parties – is there any way to include them for that as well?

    Also, we need to fix that one precinct in Bowleys Quarters (SE Baltimore County) that didn’t have Obama numbers and said 100% McCain. You temporarily changed it to 0% for both, but they both got something there.

    As for absentee ballots, I found a way to allocate them, but given that the data has been outsourced to that professor, (and given that I don’t know which elections are included in the 2006-2010 average), I’m not sure if you really want to hear about it (although it’s worth noting that Obama increased his spread in the state by 2 points with just absentee votes.

  3. Now that my new NEW Nevada map is finished (and will be posted here on SSP soon), my next project will be redistricting there. Thanks for giving me a chance to actually keep up with all the chatter I hear from Carson City and see for myself what they’re thinking and talking about.

    And as soon as I get some spare change, I’ll send it your way. 🙂

  4. Awesome work as always in adding new features and congratulations on the new partnership.

    I’ve done a lot of work with voting districts in Arizona (such as calculating State Legislature Districts by 2008 Presidential votes and Congressional Districts by 2010 Gubernatorial votes), and now that Arizona finally has voting districts in the DRA, it might be possible for me to use all the data I have to add partisan data for the state. However, I’m rather swamped right now with working full time and going to grad school full-ish time, so the project would probably take quite a while. You’ve mentioned that you’re working with a group of professors to get more data into the app. Are they working on Arizona?

  5. But since that’s biologically impossible, I think I’m just gonna make one of those tax-deductible contribution thingies…

    More seriously, you’ve given me a reason to like Silverlight, and done an incredible job making your eponymous app incredibly informative, easy-to-use and just all-around-awesome. Keep up the awesomeness!

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