About Baseballot

Baseballot is a website for people who are both political junkies and baseball nerds, attempting to fill—with one blog—two desperate needs of many desperate people. The site specializes in data-driven analysis of elections and baseball (and sometimes elections in baseball!), shining a spotlight on downballot and local politics, and, of course, all the obvious and not-so-obvious places where our democracy and national pastime intersect.

Baseballot is written by Nathaniel Rakich, a Boston-based writer. Nathaniel's work has been published in The New Yorker, Grantland, POLITICO, FanGraphs, Roll Call, The Hardball Times, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Inside Elections, the Boston Globe, VICE Sports, and many other outlets. He is currently an elections writer and analyst for FiveThirtyEight. Previously, Nathaniel has worked as a senior political analyst in Washington, DC, a front-office assistant for the Boston Red Sox, and an editor for Let's Go Travel Guides. He graduated from Harvard University in 2010.

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