I'm Elliott Morris, a data journalist at The Economist working on our US presidential election forecast. Ask me anything!
Hi everyone. I'm part of The Economist's data team and analyse large data sets, create models and write data-driven articles about the US election, among other things. I helped create our US presidential forecast, which currently sees Joe Biden in the lead to win the American presidency. I can answer questions about how I build election models, why this year is different to 2016 and any other questions you might have about data journalism at The Economist.
EDIT: Hi everyone. Thank you for all your questions! I might come back later to respond to some stray queries, but unfortunately I don't have unlimited time to answer them all right now. If you follow me on Twitter, I actively answer follower questions there as well.
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