The US Presidential Election: in maps

We have all heard the quote “lies, damned lies and statistics” (from a politician no less) but what happens when they are mapped. 

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The US Presidential election was covered at length on the Web, and I will not comment further but here is an interesting site that looks at the different ways you can map the US voting trends.

The site: Maps of the 2008 US presidential election results shows some quite fascinating visualizations of the different ways you can look at the voting results. The states are colored red and blue to indicate votes for the Republican candidate, John McCain, or the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, respectively. The maps are then played with by using various scalings. The maps are fascinating and I have included 2 examples below.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/

There is a link to maps of the 2004 elections, and an FAQ section as well.

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  1. […] The US Presidential Election: in maps The site: Maps of the 2008 US presidential election results shows some quite fascinating visualizations of the different ways you can look… […]

  2. […] The US Presidential Election: in maps « Rhondda’s Reflections … The site: Maps of the 2008 US presidential election results shows some quite fascinating visualizations of the different ways you can look at the voting results. The states are colored red and blue to indicate votes for the Republican … […]

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