The OpenSecrets Python SDK by OpenSecrets interacts with the API to access politic data from the official site in JSON and XML formats. Methods include member, candidate, and organization in addition to installation and usage as resources.
Technology is applied to many industries to varying degrees. This post by Danny Schreiber from Zapier discusses how the Ohio House Republican Organizational Committee used Zapier’s web app automation and integration service to connect distributed voter data to define campaign efforts.
MapLight, nonpartisan research group focused on money’s influence on politics, plans to release an API for its Voter’s Edge offering. The Voter’s Edge API will give developers programmatic access to a massive database of 2014 election data. When the API is released next month, third party apps can integrate customized election data with existing platforms.
Location-based social media analytics company GeoFeedia attempted to abuse the public data streams it receives from other social media platforms by monitoring the public, according to documents revealed by the ACLU. This article on Techdirt discusses the issue, and how the major platforms responded.