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Articles tagged: Election Spotlight 2016
How (and Why) ProPublica Got Into the Elections Game
By Lena Groeger, Erin Kissane, Scott Klein, Ken Schwencke, and Derek WillisPosted on
Yesterday morning, ProPublica announced two new projects: Electionland, a large-scale intiative to report on voting access and problems in the upcoming US elections, and Election DataBot, a comprehensive election-info data tracker and feed.
Animated Spray-Painting Candidates at the Guardian US
By Kenan Davis, Rich Harris, Nadja Popovich, and Kenton PowellPosted on
Over the course of the 2016 US election season, we’ll be highlighting plenty of hardworking projects designed to make elections coverage better for all—like elex and OpenElections—but also the offbeat, playful, and experimental approaches that newsrooms can work on when the basics are under control. Our first entry in the series comes from the Guardian US interactive team, who took a moment to break down their animated results maps that debuted in last week’s Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primary.