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How many members of antifa are in the U.S.?

Antifa doesn't have membership Antifa is a political movement not an organization. It's a bit like asking "How many members does the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement have?" It represents a ...
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How many members of antifa are in the U.S.?

There have been some comments (now moved to chat) that the FBI might have estimates. If they do, I haven't been able to find them, so they're probably not public. What can be easily found is info (...
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Is the American Voter Bot based on real data?

Yes, this account is based on real data. The article which explains the idea behind the bot can be found here, and the GitHub project here. In particular, the following extract is relevant: We ...
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Where can I find data on when each country first implemented social restrictions for COVID-19?

The data for the stringency index linked in the question comes from the University of Oxford's Covid-19 Government Response Tracker. In order to calculate this index, manually collated data on policy ...
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Is the death rate due to police violence between men and women proportional?

The FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program, the latest year for which statistics are available at time of writing being 2018, gives a breakdown by sex for arrests made during the year. In ...
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What are some representative European political news sources?

The main difficulty is that there's not a single European political spectrum really: every country has its own political landscape with significant national specificity. For the record I consider that ...
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Where to view election litigation status

Wikipedia seems to have a nice list: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lawsuits_related_to_the_2020_United_States_presidential_election SCOTUSblog has a 2020 Election Litigation Tracker: https://www....
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Where can I download the voting results for UK elections?

If you want up to date data for the most recent elections, you'll need to pick it up from a variety of different places, for example, councils have data on their own elections. Newspapers carry some ...
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What are some representative European political news sources?

Germany taz (die tageszeitung), a leftist daily paper. Their website has no paywall, just occasional "klick here to donate, klick there to continue without paying." The Süddeutsche Zeitung ...
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How do international news agencies make their maps of Russia's military progress in Ukraine and where do they get their data?

TL;DR: multiple questions here: How do international news agencies make their maps of Russia's military progress in Ukraine There are press briefings, and some of these are accompanied with data and ...
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How do international news agencies make their maps of Russia's military progress in Ukraine and where do they get their data?

I don't know enough to get into details of everything but strangely enough one specialized military analyst that was covering this on The War on the Rocks podcast was saying he does a lot of scrolling ...
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Should Version Control Systems be used for legislation?

Should future democratic political system effectively use publicly accessible version control (git/Github)? Legislation, laws etc would exist in a public repository with precise details such as: ...
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Amongst U.S. police forces, are combat veterans more likely to abuse force than those who lack combat experience?

I found one 2018 study finding that policemen who were former military veterans had fired their weapons more often than non-veteran policemen. The study does have a somewhat narrow geographical scope.....
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What is the number of elected politicians at all levels in the world?

Short Answer About 6-7 million. This is about one elected official at any level globally per 1000 people. Long Answer There are approximately 45,930 members of national parliaments (the vast majority ...
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How do international news agencies make their maps of Russia's military progress in Ukraine and where do they get their data?

In addition to the answer by blobbymcblobby, let me point out some things: The maps simplify an evolving situation. Russia clearly attempted a shock and awe campaign to overrun Ukraine with mobile ...
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What are some representative European political news sources?

United Kingdom The Economist is based in London, although it aims to have global scope. It has good coverage of current events, although it is (obviously) slanted towards business and economic issues. ...
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Where can I find shapefiles of US counties and districts?

You can find shapefiles from the US census: https://www.census.gov/geographies/mapping-files/time-series/geo/cartographic-boundary.html Shapefiles and kml files are both available for congressional ...
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Where can I download the voting results for UK elections?

There are a variety of places to get data from the most recent elections and from current elections, but you can get election data from the UK Parliament from this website: https://commonslibrary....
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Anti-Asian hate crime data

Crime data is hard. If you look at police-reported crime you get bias from non-reporting for many reasons. Sometimes the data only shows the prejudice among the police. For many crimes, the offender'...
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Early voting data for Ohio House elections 2021?

This data is available at the county level, if you don't mind doing a bit of collation work: 11th District Cuyahoga County Board of Elections publishes both a 'Vote-by-Mail Daily Update' and an '...
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What are the most popular anarchist movements?

This heavily depends on how you qualify "movement" and how you measure popularity. The most active revolutionary Anarchists worldwide are: The Zapatista Army of National Liberation The Worker's ...
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Resource providing statistical data on the amount of law enacted?

Overview Is there any statistical data about the amount of law enacted in the United States? For example, it would be very interesting to see how the number of laws over time has changed, how many ...
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Which congressional districts were won by over 40 points by either party in the 2016 presidential election?

Most publicly available datasets on presidential returns are by state, not congressional district. This dataset from Princeton is by congressional district, but access does not appear to be free. This ...
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Where can I get census data containing details about each person of a particular village in India?

Hopefully, you really really can't. While India isn't a signature to any convention like GDPR it is a party to a number of other international declarations that recognize the right to privacy. ...
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Is there data on how England's European Parliament constituencies voted in the 2017 UK General Election?

I have collated this data by using the look-up table mapping from UK Parliament constituency to European Parliament constituency provided by the Office for National Statistics, as well as the official ...
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European news sources similar to The Guardian?

Per a comment I posted, "impartial but left [or any other] take" is a bit of an oxymoron. Still, if you're unapologically left leaning and concerned with "rights of all citizens, fairness, green ...
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New Jersey 2014 senate votes by municipality?

Municipality level breakdowns for New Jersey can be found directly from the NJ Division of Elections, here for 2014, and here for 2018. You can select your county and see the results for each ...
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Does the US have a central database listing every US citizen?

On a federal level, effectively, it's a Social Security database + possibly IRS database that uses SSN/TPID as key. The only way a citizen is close to 100% likely (h/t to to @notstoreboughtdirt, it'...
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Is there a swing map of 2017 Senate and 2016 President in Alabama?

This is relatively easy to visualise using the county-level results from both the 2016 Presidential Election and the 2017 Special Senate Election. That being said, the use of this swing alone to ...
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Are all EP plenary vote results publically accessible? Where?

Committee vote, 2nd reading. the last table has it by group and EP name. It was 33 for, 15 against, 1 abstained, but the PPE vote appears to have been split on East-West lines (as you'd expect for ...
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