Twitter Bot that Tweets 538 Election Forecast
I wrote a Twitter Bot that tweets real-time updates from FiveThirtyEight's 2016 U.S. presidential election forecast. This is the latest version of the model that correctly predicated 49 of 50 states in the 2008 election and all 50 states in 2012.
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Details: The system pulls updates from FiveThirtyEight throughout the day, but will only tweet when the model is updated and the probabilities change. It uses the polls-only model. Typically it generates between zero and three tweets a day. It is written using open source software and runs on Linux. This is unaffiliated with FiveThirtyEight or my employer.