README file

United States Election Results - Governor, 1990 - forward


Author: David Leip
ICPSR Study Number:
RDS Study Number: 1006


in data subdirectory:

   ~  files were downloaded Feb. 15 2019
   ***files were downloaded May. 26 2017
   ^^ files were downloaded Mar. 21 2017
   ** files were downloaded Dec. 27 2013 
    ^ files were downloaded Oct. 17 2009
    * files were downlaoded Jun. 15 2006


 *1996_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
**1998_Gov_Election_Data_v1-1.xlsx	elections in 36 states
**2000_Gov_Election_Data_v1-1.xlsx	elections in 11 states
^^2002_Gov_Election_Data_v1-3.xlsx	elections in 36 states
 *2004_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
 ^2008_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
**2009_Gov_Election_Data_v1-1.xlsx	elections in  2 states
**2010_Gov_Election_Data_v1-1-1.xlsx	elections in 37 states
^^2012_Gov_Election_Data_v1-1.xlsx	elections in 11 states
^^2014_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xlsx	elections in 36 states 

                                       
**1996_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
**1998_gov_countysheet_v1-1.csv
**2000_gov_countysheet_v1-1.csv
^^2002_gov_countysheet_v1-3.csv
**2004_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
**2008_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
**2009_gov_countysheet_v1-1.csv
**2010_gov_countysheet_v1-1-1.csv
^^2012_gov_countysheet_v1-1.csv
^^2014_gov_countysheet_v1.csv

^^1996_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
^^1998_gov_statesheet_v1-1.csv
^^2000_gov_statesheet_v1-1.csv
^^2002_gov_statesheet_v1-3.csv
^^2004_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
^^2008_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
^^2009_gov_statesheet_v1-1.csv
^^2010_gov_statesheet_v1-1-1.csv
^^2012_gov_statesheet_v1-1.csv
^^2014_gov_statesheet_v1.csv

***1990_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***1991_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***1992_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***1993_Gov_Election_Data_v1-0-1.xlsx
***1994_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***1995_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***1997_Gov_Election_Data_v1-1.xls
***1999_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***2001_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***2003_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***2005_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***2006_Gov_Election_Data_v1-2.xlsx
***2007_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xls
***2011_Gov_Election_Data_v1-1.xlsx
***2013_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xlsx
***2015_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xlsx
***2016_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xlsx
~  2017_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xlsx	
~  2018_Gov_Election_Data_v1.xlsx	

***1990_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***1991_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***1992_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***1993_gov_statesheet_v1-0-1.csv
***1994_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***1995_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***1997_gov_statesheet_v1-1.csv
***1999_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***2001_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***2003_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***2005_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***2006_gov_statesheet_v1-2.csv
***2007_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***2011_gov_statesheet_v1-1.csv
***2013_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***2015_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
***2016_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
~  2017_gov_statesheet_v1.csv
~  2018_gov_statesheet_v1.csv

***1990_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***1991_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***1992_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***1993_gov_countysheet_v1-0-1.csv
***1994_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***1995_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***1997_gov_countysheet_v1-1.csv
***1999_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***2001_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***2003_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***2005_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***2006_gov_countysheet_v1-2.csv
***2007_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***2011_gov_countysheet_v1-1.csv
***2013_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***2015_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
***2016_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
~  2017_gov_countysheet_v1.csv
~  2018_gov_countysheet_v1.csv

Excel spreadsheet are formatted as follows.
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  Multiple worksheets
  Cells values may contain formula rather than values
  Rows individual worksheets may contain subtotals of other rows

Worksheets inlcude:
   -Candidates - candidate names and party ballot listing per state 
   -National Summary - summarizes vote totals by state for each candidate 
	with boundary file information
   -Data by County - data for all counties of all states plus DC 
	 with boundary file information
   -Data by Town - data for New England towns (ME, MA, CT, RI, VT, NH) 
	 with boundary file information
   -Graphs - pie charts for each state and national total.
   -Party - data sorted by strength at the state level for the major parties.
   -Statistics - statistics includes closest states, max, min, counties, etc.
   - Data Sources - a list of data sources used to compile the spreadsheet.
   -Update log

.csv files 
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   -rows represent counties or county-equivalents for county files / or represent states for state files
   -columns are vote counts by party




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in program subdirectory:
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