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Derek Willis @derekwillis Kensington Oval, ideally

Journalist with coding habit at @propublica. Hobby: @openelex. Cricket, @PP_Represent & campaign finance. Talk to me: DM for Signal/ derek.willis@propublica.org

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Joined Twitter 4/24/08


Excited to share this project I've been working on for months with @lamarr_lemee: Ratings from the popular site Gre… https://t.co/6FFKpyvSrS
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12/5
2019
@AnnaRMcCormack No worries!Where is your lawmaker going? https://t.co/AvvunO6fZf @bshor @andrewoballard @MattGrossmann I think this might rest on the scope of a Hastert Rule violation. I've talked… https://t.co/n6SHdRVhFx60 public officials have been arrested in PA over the past two years @MaxMMarin found out what each of them did (d… https://t.co/MljcPH79EW
Retweeted by Derek Willis @dansinker I have bad news about the House Transportation Committee, Dan. @JakeSherman Would be interested in seeing the constitutional basis for that. @ja_getz Just playing to my strengths.We finally got the unredacted sexual assault report involving three YSU athletes, one of whom YSU later hired to co… https://t.co/kzBoC3L2E2
Retweeted by Derek Willis @schwanksta i lost track @drdebt @aedwardslevy I specifically led with that. @nickconfessore This is much better handwriting than what I can manage these days. @Dchinni It's the only real pitch for 7th graders.Middle school career day mission accomplished: https://t.co/tGvghZq0mkSo, shameless plug, spread the word: ProPublica is looking for a new director of public relations and it truly is a… https://t.co/cIgbLjSIKE
Retweeted by Derek Willis @AnnaRMcCormack It does not disqualify him from criticizing law schools either actually or apparently, and nothing… https://t.co/aOZmdOODkMThis is why we do it. The result of two massive investigations by us and the good folks at the @AsburyParkPress. https://t.co/hpqsEspzGc
Retweeted by Derek WillisToday, in anti-imperialism: https://t.co/CPbgHhnuMs https://t.co/r5ad4iNMkDGonna be a fun day for Politwoops: https://t.co/BMlHJ976Co https://t.co/pfo75zQjmfDoug Collins is a graduate of John Marshall Law School in Atlanta, Ga. https://t.co/AAv0U1Eh82 https://t.co/NRg586G0N0A reminder that you can get a CSV file of the Twitter accounts that Politwoops tracks from @propublicadata: https://t.co/rLMOISJMb7Allied Wallet CEO Andy Khawaja charged with acting as a straw donor for George Nader in 2016. https://t.co/9qvWF6nexe
Retweeted by Derek Willis @AnnieLowrey Don't worry - school makes all of that go away!
12/4
2019
@_alastair Have setup my stepmom with an iPhone on Ting and her bill is ~$25-30 a month."For Democratic activists who largely engage in political discussions online, there is a danger in being misled abo… https://t.co/gR8PHVKNVf1/ Quick notes on McConnell's comments today about how the Senate might proceed on setting parameters for an impeac… https://t.co/wt0VaYJHoF
Retweeted by Derek WillisSuspect arrested after anti-Semitic graffiti reported at DC synagogue https://t.co/1P0rgEoBQB
Retweeted by Derek WillisRemarkable. Multiple missing persons are turning up, under different names, on the testimonials page of an obvious… https://t.co/YBZBGjk324
Retweeted by Derek WillisHey, @OfficialCSA, it's not a journalist's job to be your representative to the public. That's your job.… https://t.co/SzDoYPGQmQICE says it doesn't use state driving records to identify undocumented immigrants. @JustinRohrlich found the agency… https://t.co/0toiWdRAMR
Retweeted by Derek WillisIRW examined thousands of Truth in Testimony forms to determine when and why congressional witnesses disclosed paym… https://t.co/Vawuj9uTHO
Retweeted by Derek Willis @miklb @simonw @jeremybowers also, apologizing to Jeremy is my turf. @baseballot Seems like something the Almanac of American Politics would have.Hmm: https://t.co/gWbSNfL4Mw @anton Don't worry, it gets better after 40. Ok, that's a lie.Did you know that OpenElections is a non-profit project? That means your financial support is tax-deductible & goes… https://t.co/rjSnPA0lPK
Retweeted by Derek WillisNEW! EMS Crews Brought Patients to the Hospital With Misplaced Breathing Tubes. None of Them Survived - The Public'… https://t.co/7tJRhygEeC
Retweeted by Derek Willis @MrNishKumar Gluten-free campaigns have gotten out of control.
12/3
2019
✨ Personal news ✨ I already shared that @IRE_NICAR is hiring a new Editorial Director (apply by Weds!). Now I can f… https://t.co/qh2vY3nH26
Retweeted by Derek Willis @KFILE Seems like it, although they have switched to electronic filing for most recent report: https://t.co/SA3tXP9iVN
12/2
2019
It's like people don't even know about the Emory & Henry pass formation. https://t.co/SicueZTWak @TimTerry2012 Basically that Auburn should not have been able to get off a play if the clock restarted with 1 second, which is correct.
12/1
2019
The list of things that Nick Saban should legit complain about is pretty small, but that's one for the list.Just FYI, if anyone wants all of Danielle Stella's tweets (not just deletions), we've got them as part of Politwoops. Email me for details. @gotoplanb They could just read Twitter?#shoelacegateAnnouncers talk all the time about a player's explosiveness but idk, I've never seen one actually explode on the field."You would not wish on your greatest enemy to be a child in a situation that these kids are in." via @reveal https://t.co/SzyetOXF6j
Retweeted by Derek Willis @guerillacricket as an overnight college radio station dj, i used to threaten to play terrible music unless people… https://t.co/lW3Xu9OEkO @fordfess Oddly enough, she doesn't love it.
11/30
2019
@guerillacricket Finally! been calling for Denly for ages. (I have no idea if this is a good idea) @potomacripper I mean, she *was* there.Waiting tables at a honeymoon resort in the Poconos. I usually tell people that she was there with her first husba… https://t.co/NgzshVr0NH1. I’m seeing uninformed commentary online from people who think that the use of a fake suicide vest in the London… https://t.co/0idT5wQ7L4
Retweeted by Derek WillisYour donations are tax-deductible and go directly to producing official election results data. https://t.co/CJl67D1xjzIn some cases, our volunteers do data entry to turn image PDFs into CSV files. That's the case with many of the fil… https://t.co/OOKSmcrDcS
Retweeted by Derek WillisLooking for a way to contribute to a civic data project? We're looking for folks who can turn PDFs (some of them im… https://t.co/rQrL4N4TJH
Retweeted by Derek WillisWould read a study of GOP politicians' tweets that mention the president but don't @ his personal account vs those… https://t.co/AZKDp5tiyc @AdamHSays I got an old man game in Georgetown I can recommend to you. @AdamHSays It's the kids' job to run now.In posts uncovered by @postandcourier, a newly appointed South Carolina judge railed against transgender people, sc… https://t.co/igv98AHmOS
Retweeted by Derek Willis @smotus Given enough time, I think they could eat themselves.Which is exactly what people should expect and, thus, is not really news. https://t.co/jhcBunaOseNEW: The FBI is investigating Newark Beth Israel's transplant team for possible fraud, following our story in Octob… https://t.co/3klxviuKGy
Retweeted by Derek WillisBLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL!!! OUR PRICES CANNOT BE BEAT!! Today all of our official precinct and county-level election… https://t.co/GRUDxecWHi
Retweeted by Derek Willis @gulliver_dave Consider it dessert. @guerillacricket finally we might get to see Denly bowl!
11/29
2019
I mean, you could just read the rules? https://t.co/aXto1kmIHK https://t.co/cegFJYmPaA @guerillacricket evening all - was showing the cricket to 9-year-old nephew, whose first reaction was to ask whethe… https://t.co/RbXM2g18IfWhat a difference one Nebraska football season makes, right @mattwaite? https://t.co/vFCxWZD2WF https://t.co/9w8yCGN42XToday I'm thankful not just for our family, but for the unquestionable fact that I married up. 4/4We'll gather together when she returns this afternoon and have a great Thanksgiving meal, depending on my culinary… https://t.co/WLFpfgnw5UHer family is here with me at home as we prepare our own meal together. That she is working today isn't surprising;… https://t.co/Ptcyu1G0cHThis morning my spouse left at 4 am to work @foodandfriends, helping to serve hundreds of Thanksgiving meals to cli… https://t.co/mYkQQiD1TX @EsotericCD Might as well, right?If you're looking for a way to contribute to a civic data project over the holidays, we'd love to have your help.… https://t.co/kkqX3OGNmtHERE IT IS, the article you have been waiting for: the absolutely definitive history of Mikhail Gorbachev’s Pizza H… https://t.co/PivGYIMLeF
Retweeted by Derek Willis @SophieWarnes google "cricket comedy run-outs" @SophieWarnes I will be pleased to discuss this at NICAR. @SophieWarnes You run if you have to in cricket. In baseball you have to run.https://t.co/pBHllsRGMo https://t.co/23oIKfJwVz @JimMcKayWV @Kenwardjr Near as I can tell it has been that way for at least a year: https://t.co/fY6mVUAiPn
11/28
2019
For our WVU class, @Kenwardjr & I have students look at reports from WV state agencies to try and find good questio… https://t.co/DNV8LAjzsh @dansinker I mean, congrats on your magical healing powers, Dan!!! @dansinker wow, how sick were they?Your friendly neighborhood @MITelectionlab team will be taking a few days off (but cannot guarantee we won't still… https://t.co/pe4Wz4OBfi
Retweeted by Derek Willis @priyakkumar Come to Pennsylvania sometime.For the record, this is the second time THIS YEAR that journalism by @wendi_c_thomas has led a prominent organizati… https://t.co/2bz0TJeQAF
Retweeted by Derek WillisA deeper dive into LEO experience levels, turnover rates, and jurisdiction size. A first look at results from the… https://t.co/lxj4G1LJ2c
Retweeted by Derek WillisWhen things are easier to do, more people will do them. Reporting vulnerabilities shouldn’t be hard. That’s why we… https://t.co/yDpcpHWvHL
Retweeted by Derek WillisThere's a really good Senior Data Reporter job open at @MarshallProj , working for one of my favorite people,… https://t.co/1VrOw34MT9
Retweeted by Derek Willis @jeremybowers I still see some room in there. @PoliticsWolf An interesting paper on voting centers' impact on rural and Hispanic voters in Texas: https://t.co/2XzkHBHtTGBonkers. https://t.co/OEbBGvM2ol @AlexParkerDC Try being assigned to write and say the "prayers of the people" at church for the first time the Sund… https://t.co/QVQL3SyzzS @stephmsolis @rachelwalexande That's a good argument for changing _how_ those kinds of editorials are done. Just no… https://t.co/PrBDW7QTLg @PatriciaMaroney Seems right.Hi Chicago friends! Peter is a great person to talk through ideas with. You should meet him. https://t.co/3Vf93e1SS5OF WHAT?!?! https://t.co/I8ByjMkBp7 https://t.co/8RSuKApxUc @jademc07 I also think that maybe there's a distinction between "someone's opinion" on national political issues an… https://t.co/wkR1QBB02u
11/27
2019

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