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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 fundamental misunderstanding of what antifa is. Antifa doesn't have a central organization or membership. It's a political movement dating back to the 1920 of regular ...


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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 (backing up CrackpotCrocodile's answer) like this piece of 2019 news At a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, [Senator Ted] Cruz mentioned a recent ...


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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 created a Twitter bot and dubbed it “@American__Voter” (a nod to another seminal and related study) that uses data from the 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election ...


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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 decisions is used - these are described in their GitHub repo here, and fall into a number of categories: C - containment and closure policies E - economic ...


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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 particular, for arrests in general, 5,684,385 males were arrested, compared to 2,126,700 females. This represents a ratio of about 2.67 to 1. With respect to 'crimes ...


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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 The Guardian has a good coverage of political news across Europe, but it's clearly on the liberal side of the political spectrum. The BBC is more neutral but ...


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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.scotusblog.com/election-litigation/ Brennan Center has a Voting Rights Litigation 2020 list: https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/court-cases/voting-rights-...


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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 of this information, and Wikipedia will compile it If you want the data sets from past elections gathered into one place, you can download this from the ...


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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 would make the list but it is paywalled. faz (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung), a conservative daily paper. tageschau.de, the news website of the ARD public ...


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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: a history of all changes the various members that 'committed' the changes This exists in every democratic political system of which I am aware, although ...


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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... https://www.themarshallproject.org/2018/10/15/police-with-military-experience-more-likely-to-shoot Researchers at the University of Texas School of Public ...


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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 of whom are elected), plus a number of the order of 70 national elected officials (mostly Presidents) who are not members of national parliaments. So, there are ...


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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. It's broadly liberal/libertarian; in favour of drug liberalisation, gay marriage, BLM, equality before the law and free trade. It sees government intervention ...


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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 district, counties and other categories used by the census. Some historical data is available from https://www.census.gov/geographies/mapping-files/time-series/...


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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.parliament.uk/tag/elections-data/.


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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's race isn't recorded, or crimes are miscategorised (for example how do you categorise an attack on a Hindu person from India because they were perceived to be ...


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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 'Early In-Person Daily Update'. Summit County Board of Elections has an absentee voter dashboard. 15th District Union County uses the same dashboard style as ...


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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 Party of Kurdistan Anarchism was also saw increased popularity in Greece after EU crisis, however there are no clear organizations with mass support that I can ...


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I haven't looked too deeply into it, but GovTrack.US does seem to have an API that you can use https://www.govtrack.us/developers https://www.govtrack.us/developers/api It also appears as though you can search for bills by subject area, which i think is a lot like the tags that you're looking for. terms: Subject areas associated with the bill. ...


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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 map is the closest thing I've found accessible so far.


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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. Specifically; India has also not yet enacted specific legislation on data protection. However, the Indian legislature did amend the Information Technology Act (2000) (...


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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 per-constituency results of the 2017 General Election, available from the House of Commons Library. The results are below. Note that the calculated overall ...


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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 issues, public social services, equality etc." you might find this answer interesting. If you like the Guardian's coverage, The Independent is a relatively decent ...


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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 municipality within it. For example, for Atlantic County in 2014:


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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 quantify the influence of Roy Moore's sexual assault allegations on the election would be an oversimplification at best. Nevertheless, no county in Alabama returned ...


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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 this kind of road-freight debate) Romanians, Bulgarians, Hungarians and Poles voted against. I (also) found the plenary vote for the first reading. Final vote at ...


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A problem with giving the DPRK a "fair" assessment is that such an assessment would be based on value judgements, and the DPRK does not share the same system of values as most of the rest of the world. You are right that many sources are biased by their historical opposition against the DPRK, or consist of recent defectors who thought they had good ...


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The 1936 election was the precise turning point with regard to Presidential elections. The 1932 United States presidential election was "the last time a Republican presidential candidate won a majority of black and African-American votes." A Slate article mentions that FDR got "just 23 percent of the black vote" in 1932. This was the ...


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Yes - this is available directly from the Turkish Supreme Electoral Council here. The data for German consulates in particular have been analysed further in Germany's Turkish Voters - What Do We Know? by Thomas Krumm from the Turkish-German University, in which he provides this chart: He also calculates the Spearman's rank correlation coefficient between ...


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Assuming you are looking for data showing the vote share of each party for the 1946 House and Senate midterms, on state and national level, here is what I found. Simple answer: The House of Representatives Office of the Historian has this data for every national election from 1920-2016 in original PDF form (from the Government Printing Office), including ...


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