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Monday, 3 November 2008

Real electoral map

Another great widget (though they're not making it widgetty ;[ - and it's late).

This is the 'real electoral map', produced by TechPresident, which shows the US vote based on population, not geography:


Look at an electoral map such as those shown by CNN, New York Times, or Pollster.com, and it looks like America is a sea of red (for Republican states) with pockets of blue (Democratic). The problem is conventional maps based on landmass do not accurately reflect the Electoral College. Instead they unwittingly perpetuate a kind of geographic media bias. But land mass does not equal votes.

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