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Ken Schwencke is a journalist and developer building news apps for ProPublica's Electionland project. Previously, he worked on The New York Times Interactive News team and the Los Angeles Times Data Desk. More than charts and graphics, Ken likes turning data into words.

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A 2-for-1 for Racists: Post Hateful Fliers, and Revel in the News Coverage

White supremacists have targeted college campuses, causing upset and gaining attention.

Across the Country, Reports of Swastika Graffiti

Browse examples of anti-Semitic graffiti collected as part of our “Documenting Hate” project.

In an Angry and Fearful Nation, an Outbreak of Anti-Semitism

ProPublica’s Documenting Hate project recorded more than 330 reports of anti-Semitic incidents during a three-month span, from early November to early February.

Map: Bomb Threats to Jewish Community Centers and Organizations

A timeline of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers and other organizations

Tracking Evictions and Rent Stabilization in NYC

Since 1994, the City Council and state legislature have gradually dismantled legal protections for New York City tenants, giving landlords an incentive to hike rents and evict lower-income tenants. We’ve mapped more than 450,000 New York City eviction cases filed between January 2013 and June 2015.

In An Ugly Election Result, Hate Surges Online

Has Trump emboldened extremists? Some disquieting early returns.

Hate Crimes Are Up — But the Government Isn’t Keeping Good Track of Them

There is considerable anxiety about the potential for violence after a bitter national election. The data kept on hate crimes won’t reassure anyone.

How Are Elections Run in Your County?

One way to predict how the 2016 election will run is to look at how things went the last time we elected a president.

Election DataBot

This new tool, updated every 15 minutes, collects huge amounts of election data and reports the most interesting details, in real time, about campaign finance filings, congressional votes, polls, forecasts, Google search trends, and more.
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