Election Forensics: Here We Go

The Indonesian Electoral Commission (KPU), in the coming weeks, will release a substantial amount of electoral data online. Specifically, here. Each of Indonesia’s 6000+ districts has multiple electoral districts within it, meaning that we will soon have a very large amount of data to work with.

This is an incredible opportunity for some enterprising social scientists to do some election forensics in real time. I do not have the necessary skills to grab all of this data rapidly myself, but the process should be very easy using Scrapy or any basic scripting language. As you can see, the KPU website follows a very logical interface.

Contact me at lastname@cornell.edu if you are interested.

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