Sharon Machlis

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Competitive Congressional Districts

Competitive Congressional Districts Near You -- an app created in conjunction with Dr. Sam Wang at the Princeton Election Consortium. Originally written for the Google Fusions Table platform in 2016, I rewrote in entirely in R for possible use in 2020.

Local Elections

An analysis of campaign contributions in Framingham's first-ever city election showed that Local Donations Could Have Predicted Mayoral Vote.

Data Visualizations for 2016 Primaries

See my tables, graphs and maps for the 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential primaries.

Hillary vs. Bernie Democratic primary analysis.

I contributed data visualization and analysis at Wolves and Sheep, the national political blog by Matthew Kerbel, chair of the Villanova Political Science Department. See my graphics at:

Framingham Government

Almost 1 out of every 5 Town Meeting Members elected in 2016 received just 0 or 1 votes; close to 30% managed 5 votes or less. Is that a reasonable number of votes for someone to be entrusted with making decisions on a budget of a quarter of a billion dollars? For a town of 60K+ people? Dive into the data: Framingham 2016 Town Meeting Election Results

There wasn't a single contested Town Meeting election this year, and only one of the town's precincts had enough candidates on the ballot to fill all its seats. An election preview map and sortable table: Framingham 2016 Town Meeting Openings.

Other analysis: