Monthly Archives: January 2017
Finding the Humanity in the Data. A Review of the 2016 Wisconsin Presidential Vote. Not as boring as it sounds.
So many questions.
This post is a shallow dive into Milwaukee, it's makeup and it's voting trends. It's a mirror of sorts for me. I am from Milwaukee and I so badly want to internalize its struggles and needs, and try to help.
What changed between 2012 and 2016? Which voters changed their party and which sat it out? Where are these voters located? This essay tries to answer these questions and shine a light on this great city. There are some surprising results.
Back in 2012 President Barack Obama carried Wisconsin over Mitt Romney by 213,019 votes and won the state by about 7%. In Milwaukee, President Obama won by 177,514 votes.