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Obtain historical US presidential election data

Project description

pyelection

Presidential election data collector in Python 3.6

Installation

pip install pyelection

Example: 2016 US Presidential

from pyelection import PyElection
pye = PyElection(year=2016)

By state

import json
state = pye.get_state_summary()
print(json.dumps(state, indent=4, sort_keys=True))

By candidate

# optionally, install pandas for pretty output
import pandas as pd
candidates = pye.get_candidate_summary()
pd.DataFrame(candidates)

Example: Bulk extraction for multiple years

import time
data = {}
for y in range(1956, 2016, 4):
    data[y] = {}
    data[y]['pye'] = PyElection(year=y)
    data[y]['state'] = data[y]['pye'].get_state_summary()
    data[y]['candidate'] = data[y]['pye'].get_candidate_summary()
    time.sleep(0.1)

Note: Current status on the working years:

year state candidate
2016 Y Y
2012 Y Y
2008 Y Y
2004 Y Y
2000 Y Y
1996 Y Y
1992 Y Y
1988 Y Y
1984 Y Y
1980 Y Y
1976 Y Y
1972 Y Y
1968 Y Y
1964 Y Y
1960 Y Y
1956 Y Y
1952 Y Y
1948 Y Y
1944 Y Y
1940 N Y
1936 N N
1932 Y Y
1928 Y Y
1924 N N
1920 N N
1916 N N
1912 N N
1908 N N
1904 N N
1900 N N
1896 N N
1892 N N
1888 N N
1884 N N
1880 N N
1876 N N
1872 N N
1868 N N
1864 N N
1860 N N
1856 N N
1852 N N
1848 N N
1844 N N
1840 N N
1836 N N
1832 N N
1828 N N
1824 N N
1820 N N
1816 N N
1812 N N
1808 N N
1804 N N
1800 N N
1796 N N
1792 N N
1789 N N

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