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False maps have been shared through social media since the election comparing county-level election results to crime maps. The implied relationship between voting patterns and crime is non-existent.

  • Nov 16, 2016

America’s political geography follows the contours of its physical geography. The coasts are home to urban Democratic havens, while Republicans count on the vast and less densely populated areas that almost always support the ticket.

  • Nov 9, 2016

Donald Trump delivered on his promise to flip the Democrats’ electoral hold on the industrial Midwest.

  • Nov 9, 2016

Within swing states states are counties where many voters have switched the party they support, and that could prove decisive Tuesday.

  • Nov 8, 2016

Hillary Clinton is ahead in so many states, according to polls and experts, that she has many routes to capture the presidency with 270 electoral votes. Donald Trump, meanwhile, can get there by overturning expectations in several states.

  • Oct 28, 2016

We explored what would happen under different electoral systems — and found that adjusted rules could have changed the outcome in half of the presidential elections since 2000.

  • Sep 29, 2016

Across the country, middle-aged white women are dying at staggeringly higher rates, but the trend isn’t universal. See how death rates in your county have changed.

  • Aug 31, 2016

A deadly combination of opiates and benzodiazepines, often prescribed in tandem, play a major role in the historic increase in white female mortality in America.

  • Aug 31, 2016

Middle-aged whites, especially women, are killing themselves in larger numbers.

  • Apr 22, 2016

But is relying on evangelicals and very conservative voters a long-term strategy?

  • Feb 2, 2016
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