I’d Like to See More of This Kind of Election Map
We’re all familiar with the standard old red and blue election map, like this one from the 2012 presidential election:
Of course all states don’t have the same number of people in them so it’s kind of misleading not to differentiate between say, Wyoming — population 582,658 — and New York state — population 19,651,127. The map tells us that one voted Republican and one voted Democratic but that’s about it.
I like this kind of map much better — it’s based on population:
And here’s what the map would look like if both population and party votes were incorporated into one:
You’d never know from the map at the top, for example, that in 2012 there were a whole bunch of Democratic votes in the Arkansas/Louisiana/Georgia area of the country.