Thursday, November 06, 2008

American Rorschach

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At 11:37 AM , Blogger Jon E. said...

This is a cartogram of the results of the 2008 US presidential election put together by Mark Newman at the University of Michigan.

The shape of the US is determined by the population of each county--the larger the population, the more surface area it gets in the cartogram. The coloring is the standard red=Republican, blue=Democrat, but each county's is determined by its percentage of support for a given candidate rather than on a winner-takes-all basis. That's why so many counties are purple.


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