I used the USDA’s RUCA codes to make this map.
[Note: this post has been updated to fix an error.
The range of views held by the agenda-setting elites of both parties is, on some issues, much narrower than the range of views held by the general population.
Download an MCD-level dataset of every Wisconsin election for president, governor, and senate from 2000 to 2018 here.
The view from the back porch in Bardolph, IL. Photo credit: Elena Johnson.
Republicans appear to be making abortion a central political issue in the runup to the 2020 elections.
The wind in Milwaukee is strongly affected by Lake Michigan.
Everyone knows Milwaukee is an overwhelmingly Democratic city.
As Wisconsin data nerds know, election results aren’t actually reported by individual wards.
Registered voter counts in Wisconsin changed more over the course of 2018 than in any recent election year.