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Site moved to new home

I’ve moved my site to a new home, http://www.ericcompas.com. It’s all grown up now. Thanks to WordPress.com for their wonderful free service. Just needed a bit more room to flex some mapping muscles. Advertisements

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Visualizing recall signatures for Scott Fitzgerald

Lori, my wife, asked if there was any way to visualize the signatures she’s been collecting for the Senator Scott Fitzgerald’s recall. She was interested in both inspiring volunteers and in analyzing the distribution of signers. After finding a post … Continue reading

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Scott Fitzgerald’s campaign contributions – received more from out-of-state than his own district

(Full disclosure — my wife is currently leading the recall campaign against Senator Fitzgerald; see Recall Fitz) Several weeks ago I heard Mike McCabe from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign (WDC) talk about the growing power of money in our state … Continue reading

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Power, parking, and the first amendment

First Amendment rights apparently don’t apply for parking. That’s what the Johnson Creek police chief told me before hanging up. My wife, Lori Compas, and I were attending a protest at Diamond Precision Products in Johnson Creek, Wisconsin, today where … Continue reading

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Recount as measure of voting irregularities

Update: the recount results are now complete and certified (available here). Waukesha had a total of 87 votes that were changed for Prosser and Kloppenburg resulting in a 0.07% error in the original count (not including the 14,000 vote election … Continue reading

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Potential voter disenfranchisement

As the Wisconsin Senate debates the proposed voter ID bill (SB 6), which requires a valid photo ID to vote, I was interested in the spatial distribution of disenfranchisement that might occur. Unfortunately, there’s little detailed data on registered voters … Continue reading

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Supreme Court election results and recall senate districts

As suggested by comments on yesterday’s map, here are maps showing the districts of republican and democratic senators facing recalls superimposed on the Kloppenburg/Prosser results (note the change in color scheme to portray the middle of the distribution more appropriately … Continue reading

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Kloppenburg/Prosser Supreme Court election results

Update: the supreme court recount is complete. Data available at the GAB website. The differences aren’t large enough to warrant updating this map. I’ve pulled together a quick map of Wisconsin’s election returns: Source: AP Certified election results will be … Continue reading

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‘Truth to Power’ Pilgrimage

On Thursday, March 24th, several faculty from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater began walking from Whitewater to the Capitol in Madison to deliver a letter approved by the faculty senate raising multiple concerns about Governor Walker’s so-called Budget Repair Bill and … Continue reading

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Walkers’ budget impacts on UW-Whitewater

PDF Version The combination of Governor Walker’s so-called Budget Repair Bill and proposed Biennial Budget will have significant impacts on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, its students, and the community it serves. As the budget process moves forward, it is important … Continue reading

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