What we’re up against

Some very cool cartograms show the misleading nature of the standard red-vs-blue map by increasing and decreasing size based on electoral-college votes and county-level returns population. For example, this one:

Note the San Francisco Bay Area has enough voting weight to become easily recognizable on this map, an outsized West-Coast carbuncle. You’ll want to click through and see all the maps and commentary.

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5 Responses to What we’re up against

  1. Rolf says:

    Cool Maps. I grew up around maps, and always thought they were pretty neat. These could be used in a class on how to like with statistics.

  2. Rolf says:

    Er, make that “lie with stats”…

  3. Davidwhitewolf says:

    Wondered what you meant with that. 🙂

  4. Kristopher says:

    Click on the link on the page to his colleague’s 2010 statistics.

    His maps look a lot redder.

    And I’ll bet the 2012 maps are going to be a sea of red.

    Yes, the 2008 election went to Obama. I don’t think that is happening again.

  5. NotClauswitz says:

    Living in a sea of Blue is claustrophobic.

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