Sunday, November 21, 2004

Purple Nation

I'm finally getting around to uploading this map that I made a couple of days after Kerry decided to abandon us to a highly problematic vote count. What it shows is what Barak Obama said – there is red in the blue states and blue in the red states.

The map is relevant for this country really only as long as we continue with the democracy-distorting electoral college system. A county-by-county map gives a more granular image of how the country's votes were counted. Farther down the same page is a map that gives a visual sense of where all the people live, which is enlightening since there are a lot of relatively sparsely populated, large-sized states that give a skewed vision of where the country is at on the straight red-vs-blue maps, and even on my own map.


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