Aatish Bhatia and Quoctrung Bui for NYT’s The Upshot made the comparison using a circular Voronoi treemap. The fills flip between the original plan from March and the recently proposed plan, which is much smaller. It takes me back to Amanda Cox’s consumer spending graphic from 2008, which no longer works, because Flash. Tags: government, infrastructure, New York Times
Bloomberg used a Sankey diagram to show the path of over a thousand voting bills, classifying them as restrictive, mixed effect, or expansive: Across the country, Republican state lawmakers proposed more than 300 bills this year to restrict voting and dozens more that would restrict in some ways and expand in others. But the broadest measures either stalled or were scaled back. Tags: bills, government, voting
Center for Responsive Politics and National Institute on Money in Politics are merging their datasets to make it more accessible: The nation’s two leading money-in-politics data organizations have joined forces to help Americans hold their leaders accountable at the federal and state levels, they said today. The combined organization, OpenSecrets, merges the Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) and the National Institute on Money in Politics (NIMP), each leading entities for...
The Census Bureau released state population counts for 2020. Here's how each state gained and lost population and seats.Read More
The Census Bureau announced their state population totals, so we can see who gained and lost seats: The tables aren’t accessible yet, but during the live conference, the bureau noted that the difference between New York losing a seat (which they did) and staying the same was only a difference of 89 people. It’ll be interesting to see these small deltas for all the states. Tags: census, government, representation
The 2020 Census count at the state level is set for release this afternoon, April 26 at 12pm PST. While we wait, Gregory Korte and Allison McCartney, reporting for Bloomberg, show which states are expected to lose and gain representation. I appreciate the streamgraph that shows how the distribution of seats changed over the decades, along with the bar chart mouseover so you can see the shift for each state...
With this straightforward unit chart, wcd.fyi shows which generation each Senate member belonged to, from 1947 through 2021. Each rectangle represents a senator, and each column represents a cohort. As time moves on, the generations inevitably shift. In 2021, we have the first Millennial senator in Jon Ossoff from Georgia. Tags: age, generations, government, Senate
The Washington Post pieced together video footage from multiple sources for a timeline of the events. Terrible. Tags: Capitol, government, mob, Washington Post
State population dictates the number of seats in the House of Representatives, so ideally, the decennial Census counts everyone and power is fairly distributed. On the surface, that seems straightforward? For NPR, Connie Jin and Hansi Lo Wang explain with a cat comic. Because cats. See also the cat guide on spotting misinformation. Tags: census, comic, government, NPR