Welcome everyone to NYU Wagner's Government 3.0 class blog dedicated to politics.
While the blog will primarily examine how data is involved in campaigns, it will also look at how campaigns and citizens interact after the campaign is over.
Football fields of data was collected last year, how will campaigns use it? Data was primarily used for campaigns to speak to voters. Can voters now speak to those candidates that have won? Or are campaigns simply interested in the demographic and vote reliability information?
The campaign season may be over, but campaigns use of data is not, and how they use it should be of interest to voters and future campaigns alike. Finally, this blog will from time to time look to an elected officials use of data, because while they don't campaign every day, many officials today have a "permanent campaign" and are already looking to the next election. And it is the next election that this blog is most interested in informing.
Thanks for stopping by and taking a look, and please leave any comments you may have.