Hey, Skye. As I have to say from time to time- apologies for not
responding to your first email off list.
I don't know where the votesmart ids came from. I think either I entered
them by hand or took them from Sunlight.
I've cleared the ID for the wrong halves of the dups, since I'm not
finding a quick way to look up the IDs for them --- they seem to be out
of office. (The IDs aren't recycled by PVS, I hope...)
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On 04/13/2010 02:15 PM, skyebend wrote:
> Hi govtrackers,
> We just discovered that there are some votesmart ids in people.xml that
> are appearing more than once, and a wrong when we check against
> votesmart. Does anyone know if these ids come from Sunlight, or are
> they matched by govtrack? Some of these with the same id are in adjacent
> rows in the
> file (when alphabetical), which seems suspicious.
> 837 should be Baird, not Baker
> 60032 should be Carney
> 55787 should be Langevin
> 26768 should be Harman
> 26723 should be Lincoln not Lott
> 23797 Wu not Wynn
> 12080 Lincon Davis, not Jo Ann Davis
> worried that there may be other non-dupes that are also errors, I'll
> check after we get the lastnames loaded from votesmart.
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