The election in Ontario is next week. If you haven’t voted yet, there is still time for advance voting and then election day itself on Thursday. For today, I thought I’d offer a reprise of a previous post where I highlighted Peter Beens work scraping election data and recommending who to vote for riding by riding.
We had some action “next door” to us where the Liberal dropped out of the running on Thursday. Chatham-Kent-Leamington has always been a strong Conservative area.
Here’s Peter’s post. I hope that you can find time to revisit it. And, don’t forget the tabs at the bottom where you can flip through a number of different sheets that he’s created.
A big shout-out goes to Peter Beens for creating this project and keeping it going for us. He’s written a program that scrapes polling data in advance of the upcoming provincial election and shares it with us.
He makes no attempt to hide his political feelings and provides his thoughts as to we should vote for, by riding.
Of course, when I saw his first announcement of this project, I had to check it out and see what he’d done. Secondly, I had to look at my riding (Essex) to make sure that he’d tagged a former student Ron LeClair as the person to vote for around here.
Then, I took a tour around the province looking at riding where I’d lived in the past. You can check out the data in the spreadsheet that he’s created.
I thought that the whole effort was a terrific exercise in what you can do with data that’s freely available. Now that the current government has dropped its budget, you know that we’re going to hear all kinds of political activity leading into the June election.
Peter, if you’re reading this, it would be an interesting exercise to do a snapshot of the polling before the election call and to compare it with ongoing opinions as the campaigning begins.
RT @WindsorMorning: A new anti-Black racism strategy has been announced by @gecdsbpro. We’ll get reaction from a woman who felt the discrimination as a student, then a teacher. That’s at 7:12. https://t.co/AV2acH0Ymy