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Decision 2020: JMC’s “Election Soundbites” (September 18 edition)

While Election Day less than seven weeks away, election season isn’t just underway, but it’s already proceeding at an accelerated pace. Given that accelerated pace, JMC will in this article discuss the atmospherics of the election cycle by focusing on early voting and (to a lesser extent) available polling. Discussion Point #1: Not “Election DAY”, […]

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Decision 2020: JMC’s “Election Soundbites” (September 10 edition)

While Election Day is just under two months away, election season isn’t just underway, but it’s already proceeding at an accelerated pace. Given that accelerated pace, JMC will in this article discuss the atmospherics of this election cycle using existing, publicly available data. More specifically, both partisan voter registration and partisan primary participation. Discussion Point […]

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Decision 2020: Will Louisiana “mail it in” this November ?

Louisiana voters tend to be creatures of habit. For years, mail in voting was an insubstantial part of the electorate, and nearly everyone voted on Election Day. That changed after Hurricane Katrina, when in person early voting was introduced. This method of voting took some time for voters to get used to, but it has […]

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Decision 2020: Pennsylvania Post Office poll

Pennsylvania was one of three states which shocked the world on Election Night 2016 when it supported a Republican Presidential candidate for the first time since 1988, and it is expected to be competitive again this year. In recent weeks, the United States Postal Service has been in the news because with an increasing emphasis […]

Update on a modern (and transparent) way to poll major races

JMC’s first crowdfunded poll (the Senate Democratic primary race in Massachusetts was what a plurality of 2,124 Twitter voters chose) was a success (results can be found here)! Moving forward, I’m increasing “market choice” by allowing interested people in the political world to make a DIRECT decision as to what they want to have polled […]

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Decision 2020: Massachusetts U.S. Senate Democratic Primary Poll

Massachusetts is a state where Democrats are so dominant (although since 1990, it has generally elected Republican Governors) that you have occasional “town vs gown” factional fights. This Senate Democratic primary is one of those such fights. This is the first crowdfunded poll JMC Analytics and Polling has conducted. 2,124 people on Twitter participated in […]

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Decision 2020: Louisiana Presidential Primary vote

Louisiana’s twice delayed Presidential primary was finally held last night. Despite the fact that the Presidential race has been a non-event since “Super Tuesday” in March, people still exhibited some interest in the race: early voting this year was double the volume of the 2016 Presidential primary (201,306, compared to the 100,192 who early voted […]

Decision 2020 – Last Day of Louisiana Presidential Primary early voting

In person early voting for the July 11 primary (originally scheduled for March 24, but the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic pushed the date back twice) has concluded. Even though mail in ballots can still be accepted up to Friday (overseas and military ballots will be accepted up to next Saturday), some impressive numbers have […]

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Decision 2020 – “Halftime Report” of Louisiana Presidential Primary early voting

Normally, in person early voting in Louisiana is a one week event; because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Secretary of State has made several changes to its originally scheduled March 24 primary. One of those changes was moving the primary date back to July 11. The second was adding an extra week to in person […]

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Decision 2020 – Day 1 of Louisiana Presidential Primary early voting

It would not be an exaggeration to say that the coronavirus pandemic has been a disruptive event. Not only in terms of its widespread impact on people’s lives, but to entire industries as well. It has also (in an instant) reshaped the way that elections are being conducted. Louisiana’s 2020 Presidential Primary is yet another […]

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