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Election Math

  • Posted on: 23 June 2014
  • By: Shawn DeWolfe

Sunday canvassingIn general terms populations and their opinions are comparatively static. From one election to the next you can predict the outcome plus or minus a few percentage points. External factors usually change the status quo. Economics, scandal and external factors can nudge those percentage points around to change a politician's fortunes. Another way to change the election map is to put bigger numbers into the formula.