Partisanship aside, Nate Silver (I wrote about him here.) called every state correctly, as Flowing Data shows, even the tossup in Florida.
This, after the punditocracy insisted the race was too close to call.
Probably didn’t surprise many actuaries, who know how powerful effective models can be. But it’s a big, visible boost to quantitative efforts everywhere, because the model is powerless unless people believe it.
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