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Friday, January 13, 2017 by Sarah Morris, Nucleus Learning Network

Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Exploring the election

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series.  So much of this past election season was spent poring over maps: from electoral college projections to…

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Monday, January 9, 2017 by Sarah Morris, Nucleus Learning Network

Nucleus Learning Network Data Vis Series: Voter turnout

Join Sarah Morris, a librarian who co-directs an educational nonprofit called Nucleus Learning Network, as she explores data visualization in a new series. Travis County, and much of Texas and the country, saw record voter turnout levels during the 2016…

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Monday, January 9, 2017 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Polling and local elections

Longtime political advisors Mark Littlefield and Jim Wick join Austin Monitor publisher Mike Kanin to chat about polling and how it is used in local elections. Audio is embedded below:

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Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Alter claims win in District 10

Alison Alter trounced incumbent City Council Member Sheri Gallo on Tuesday with the help of an energized Travis County Democratic Party, as well as neighbors angry over development proposals for the Grove at Shoal Creek and the Austin Oaks planned…

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Tuesday, December 13, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Alter appears headed to victory

District 10 challenger Alison Alter had a strong lead early over incumbent Council Member Sheri Gallo Tuesday night as the Travis County Clerk’s Office announced the results of early voting. Alter had nearly 66 percent of the early vote to…

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Monday, December 12, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Of mudslinging and money in District 10

With very low turnout for early voting, the campaigns for incumbent District 10 City Council Member Sheri Gallo and challenger Alison Alter are making every effort to turn out the vote for Tuesday’s runoff election. Some of those efforts by…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 by Jo Clifton

Politics, money at play even in polling places

The Dec. 13 runoff between incumbent City Council Member Sheri Gallo and challenger Alison Alter will cost the city about $470,000, according to City Clerk Jannette Goodall. That amount accounts for about 50 percent of the cost of the joint…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016 by Michael Kanin

Austin Monitor Radio: Election ’16 Wrap

Austin Monitor editor Liz Pagano, politics editor Jo Clifton, and contributor Caleb Pritchard join publisher Mike Kanin to analyze the local results of the 2016 November elections. Audio embedded below.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by Caleb Pritchard

Mobility bond rolls to big victory

Opting to go big, Austin voters on Tuesday night overwhelmingly approved Proposition 1, Mayor Steve Adler’s $720 million transportation bond package. The massive grab-bag of mobility infrastructure spending is the city’s largest-ever bond proposal to survive an election. Its victory…

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