Garbage Data makes for Garbage Predictions

Pollsters and campaigns are operating with increasingly unverifiable data.

Here in Washington state, we vote by mail. My ballot was cast last week. So, instead of standing in lines and reporting…

This is not the first time I’ve made these types of calls. It’s not even the first state or decade I’ve made these calls. The trends I’m seeing are disheartening. As our society becomes more mobile, and more insular, gathering data for campaigns becomes much more difficult. Despite the promises of the Digital Age, we actually know less about the voting habits of our neighbors than we did twenty years ago.

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