About Us


We are a group of political and election enthusiasts who first became interested in mapping and modeling elections through a community on Twitter called #ElectionTwitter. In late 2021, Harrison, Armin, and Lakshya decided to create a formal website for their mapping, modeling, and political forecasting work, and in 2022, Leon joined Split Ticket.

Our focus is on trying to present electoral data in a compelling and easy-to-understand fashion that offers new insight for both the layman and the experienced politicos. We do so by taking a data-driven approach to our articles, ratings, and modeling, and try to be very transparent about all the assumptions and methodological procedures that we follow in creating our work. On election nights, we hold Twitter spaces and call races as well on our official Twitter account (@SplitTicket_).

While we each have our partisan affiliations, we very much try to write in a nonpartisan tone on the website, and we try to protect our predictions from partisan biases to the best degree possible. We feel that the diversity of political views on our team helps act as a regularizer.

Get in touch

You can email us at info@splitticket.org or DM and follow us on our Twitter. You can also contact any of our partners individually through the emails listed on their bios.


Lakshya Jain
I do modeling and data pieces for Split Ticket and handle our presidential ratings. I’m a machine learning engineer who analyzes political data in his free time. I went to UC Berkeley (class of 2019 – BA, 2020 – MS), majoring in computer science. My writing has also appeared in Sabato’s Crystal Ball and The Bulwark. You can reach me at lakshya@splitticket.org.

Harrison Lavelle
I am a political analyst studying Political Science and International Relations at the College of New Jersey. As a co-founder and partner at Split Ticket, I coordinate our House coverage. I write about a variety of electoral topics and produce political maps. My interests include law, music, history, language, fitness, and aviation. You can reach me at harrison@splitticket.org.

Leon Sit
I’m a UCLA engineering student who edits and makes graphics for Split Ticket. I’ve previously run as an independent candidate for California’s State Assembly. You can reach me at leon@splitticket.org.

Armin Thomas
I’m a political analyst here at Split Ticket, where I handle the coverage of our Senate races. I graduated from Yale in 2021 with a degree in Statistics and Data Science. As a former campaign volunteer, I have developed a great interest in electoral data, producing many maps and models. Outside of elections my interests include finance, education, music, and cycling. You can reach me at armin@splitticket.org.