Voting Data

The Brian Lehrer Show

The 2012 Victory Lab

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sasha Issenberg, contributor to Slate, Washington correspondent for Monocle, and author of the book The Victory Lab, on how the Obama administration harnessed technology and mined data in winning the 2012 election.

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The Takeaway

The 'Tyrannical Mosaic' of American Elections

Thursday, August 23, 2012

The 2000 election exposed the fragile state of the American voting system, but it's unclear how much has changed since the Bush v. Gore controversy 12 years ago. Rick Hasen says that result has been a confusing patchwork of election laws. "It's a myth to think that we have a single, national election on election day," he says. "When it comes to the election of the president, we have 13,000 separate elections."

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Campaigns 'Microtarget' You

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, Sasha Issenberg of Slate talks about the different ways campaigns—including the Obama administration—are using data analytics to target their message to voters.  He wrote the piece titled, "Dreamcatcher."

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