Even More U.S. Presidential Election Maps
You can’t read political blogs for five minutes without stumbling across another cartographic interpretation of last week’s election results. On the one hand, I’m finding all sorts of cool maps; on the other hand, I have to read political blogs. (Oops. Now I’m in for it.)
Next, The Blogging of the President presented a whole bunch of new maps I hadn’t seen yet.
- The New York Times’s interactive map morphs between a straight geographical representation and a sort of block cartogram that makes each state’s size proportional to its share of the electoral college.
- Another interactive election thingy at the NYT includes a neat map of the popular vote by population density and a map showing the pluralities won in each county — essentially to show that Kerry’s strengths were in urban areas. (The Washington Post had something similar.)
- Music for America shows the electoral college map for voters under 30.
- A modest proposal to reform the electoral college to end its overrepresentation of rural areas.