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Political evolution of USA senate 1789 - 2018

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    Posted: 17-Jan-2018 at 05:21
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Hello, this is video shows most recent makeup of senate including victory of 
Doug Jones.

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This is timelapse I created showing history of USA Senate, how they swithed from party to party from 1789 till 2018. For this project I decided to split all states into two parts to show both of two seats each state have. I find this method more useful than using stripes ar mixed color (aka purple for dem/gop) in times when state senators were from different parties, also this way I could show the history of each individual seat so I put numbers denoting which senate classes seats belong to.

If you dont know senate classes are for determining when particular senator face re-election. All classes have re-elections two years apart or put it other way one third of senate is elected every two years.

This video also show senate vacancies, but only long ones (nearly a year, years), vacancies that only lasted days, weeks or a few months arent shown due to timeframe of my video being one year althrought there were many of them in almost all states.

I also added names of serving presidents, vice presidents and speakers of the house in each frame. Senate majority leaders only appear 1920s because that title didnt exist before 1920s.

Full album of this video:

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"Senate, Historical Statistics, 1789-1992" by Robert C. Byrd


Blank map used to make this video The Blank Atlas - canada cuba mexico north america subdivisions united states 

Other projects of mine:

USA state governorships:

Lithuanian paliamentary election of 2016: (by polling area level) (by counstituency level)
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