David Poole, Executive Director, Virginia Public Access Project

Happy New Year! To start 2018, J.R. interviews David Poole, executive director of the Virginia Public Access Project (VPAP). David describes VPAP and how they have grown into the central source for political data in Virginia. He also talks about some of the unique ways they help users visualize political information, and what they have in store for politicos in 2018.

In this podcast, J.R. asks about VPAP’s goals and challenges, why it’s necessary and what makes it special, the problems VPAP is trying to solve, the changes in access to Virginia political information and transparency over the past twenty years, and more!

Links of note:
VPAP
State Board of Elections
VPAP Election Results
Voter Retention from Presidential to Governors Election
Open Secrets (Center for Responsive Politics)

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