We've gone Map Crazy!

Saturday, November 06, 2004 | 06:05 AM

Over at our sister blog, essays & effluvia (now, 100% Economics free!) I gathered numerous election map post-mortems. Most of these were just lying around the internet gathering dust anyway.

These graphic representations of the election's outcome are thought provoking.

Checkout:

Popular Vote, Population Density

Proportional Electoral Map (my fave)

Red States Feed at Federal Trough, Blue States Supply the Feed   So much for self-reliance

Where did their votes come from? (interesting 3D comparo)

County-by-County vote, with Population  Self explanatory

Electoral College Over Represents Rural Areas

Voting:  Free versus Slave States  Look how far we’ve come as a country

Purple America (the sentimental favorite)

Red & Blue World  (You know how the States voted; Here's how the World did)

The Kids Are Alright  How the Youth of America voted . . .

Demographics versus Geography

 

2000 vs 2004 County by County Election Results

New America (redistricted)

and just for laughs, Jesusland

Cartographic analytics -- fun for the whole family!

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Comments

I made a bunch of maps you might like here:


http://obsidianorder.blogspot.com/2004/11/red-and-blue-reprise-2004.html

I try to show population density and vote by county at the same time for the 2004 results, and compare with 2000.

One point, the simple red-to-blue maps almost always paint an inaccurate picture, because color perception is very tricky. It makes a huge difference what the exact red and blue colors are, and what the midpoint is. America is not purple ;)

Posted by: Obsidian | Nov 6, 2004 9:26:27 PM

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