Saturday, November 06, 2004
County-by-County vote, with Population
Robert J. Vanderbei, a Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics at Princeton, put together these beauties:
"Using County-by-County election return data from USA Today together with County boundary data from the US Census' Tiger database we produced the following graphic depicting the results. Of course, blue is for the democrats, red is for the republicans, and green is for all other. Each county's color is a mix of these three color components in proportion to the results for that county.
Counties shown in black represent either missing election data or a mismatch between the US Census data and the USA Today data. For example, the New England states' election return data is given for each municipality and/or district rather than for each county. Hence, it couldn't be easily matched with the county boundaries."
This is what it looks like if we don't control for population:
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