MSPVotes is creating a local election guide for the modern era
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patrons

MSPVotes is creating candidate profiles, and detailed campaign information for Minneapolis/St. Paul local elections. We're also turning crappy faxed and rescanned PDFs into machine-readable campaign finance data, and identifying donors when candidates choose to leave them out. Donor categorization is an immensely important journalistic tool to understand elections, and this is work no one else in the MSP-area is doing.

Voter turnout is important, and can be improved by having quality information available on a mobile device.

The coding, development work and a large chunk of data collection is carried out by one person, with some help from some local political gurus (of @WedgeLIVE fame). Chipping in a few bucks will help cover server costs, and perhaps even buy a coffee here and there to support new features, data entry, business planning, and more.
Tiers
Mover and Shaker
$1 or more per month
  • Insider political hot takes.
Politico
$10 or more per month
  • Sneak peaks of new features
  • Face melting political hot takes
Election winner
$500 or more per month
  • You get exclusive access to potential new features on our amazing development server.
  • Also you have our adoration.
  • You can't buy our data or editorial sway though.
Goals
22 of 100 patrons
With this goal I realize how many people care, and start cooking up even crazier ideas.
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MSPVotes is creating candidate profiles, and detailed campaign information for Minneapolis/St. Paul local elections. We're also turning crappy faxed and rescanned PDFs into machine-readable campaign finance data, and identifying donors when candidates choose to leave them out. Donor categorization is an immensely important journalistic tool to understand elections, and this is work no one else in the MSP-area is doing.

Voter turnout is important, and can be improved by having quality information available on a mobile device.

The coding, development work and a large chunk of data collection is carried out by one person, with some help from some local political gurus (of @WedgeLIVE fame). Chipping in a few bucks will help cover server costs, and perhaps even buy a coffee here and there to support new features, data entry, business planning, and more.

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Tiers
Mover and Shaker
$1 or more per month
  • Insider political hot takes.
Politico
$10 or more per month
  • Sneak peaks of new features
  • Face melting political hot takes
Election winner
$500 or more per month
  • You get exclusive access to potential new features on our amazing development server.
  • Also you have our adoration.
  • You can't buy our data or editorial sway though.