Daily Archives: May 14, 2014

New Election Data Sets for U.S. House 1992-1998

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Now available for purchase are election data sets for U.S. House of Representatives by county, congressional district, and state in the general elections of 1992, 1994, 1996, and 1998. There have been many requests for these data, and after several months of compilation, the files are now available for purchase on the store page.

Note that the status of the files is listed as “Preliminary” because the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania did not publish official results by county for U.S. House of Representatives in those years.  The data included in the files in a mix of official results obtained from a few individual counties and compiled results from a precinct-level database provided by the Pennsylvania Bureau of Commissions, Elections and Legislation – but like many such databases, there are many discrepancies.  It will take several more months to track down the individual results from each of the county election agencies.  The data as-is is quite usable since most of the discrepancies are a small percentage of the totals.

As always, updates to purchased data sets are free.