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J. Miles Coleman

Associate Editor

J. Miles Coleman is the associate editor of Sabato’s Crystal Ball, the University of Virginia Center for Politics’ authoritative, nonpartisan newsletter on American campaigns and elections. He also serves as the Center’s Media Relations Coordinator.

A political cartographer, Miles has generated a portfolio of thousands of electoral maps. Prior to joining the Center for Politics in 2019, Miles supported Decision Desk HQ, where he specialized in collecting and analyzing election night returns. Outlets that have cited his work include the Washington Post, Politico, and MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show. Miles also has spoken at venues such as the New Hampshire Institute of Politics.

A New Orleans native, Miles is a 2014 graduate of Louisiana State University, where he double-majored Anthropology and International Studies. When not combing over precinct spreadsheets or tweeting maps, he can often be found running at the gym.