Vox Populi

How does an algorithym indicate partisanship

In Get the Ca$h, MI Supreme Court on November 18, 2009 at 8:57 pm

I know that Michigan’s Court system is not supposed to be party affiliated, but go here and see.

When you build a customized query, which I hope you do, you get a visual arrangement of the donors to candidate, along with a visual of influences.

This graph is what the 2008 Supreme Court of MI looked like with donors sorted  over $500 or more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go here to see the interactive version: http://unfluence.primate.net/unfluence.html?StateSelect=MI&YearSelect=2008&Office=J11&Interest=0&valueMin=500

You will see that the center nodes are, respectively, Cliff Taylor (winner) and Diane Hathaway (loser).   You will also see that there is no redder a candidate out there than Cliff Taylor.

 

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