Analytical maps of the election results. Red, blue......and purple.

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Timmo, Nov 7, 2008.

  1. Timmo

    Timmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out this link:

    http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2008/

    It's a page of election maps that show more than just simple red and blue, down to the county level, reflecting the various degrees of the popular vote to one side of the ballot or the other.

    Interesting stuff. There's also a link on the page to the 2004 results.

    It's nice to see all the purple out there. Diversity is a good thing.

    Enjoy. [​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Thanks for the link.

    Unbelievably... I have no comment.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:[​IMG] There is no smiley to say how funny that is.

    the darned map won't work for me. Is it because I am in california?
     
  4. ChickaD

    ChickaD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes.
     
  5. Msbear

    Msbear Fancy Banties

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    This is neat...Thanks for the link. What is really funny is on the bottom map, a whole state may be red but you can easily find the big cities by looking for the bright blue spot. Interesting how different rural voters are from city dwellers.

    Like in California, the entire coastline is blue and then it fades out almost perfectly as it reaches more rural areas...
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2008
  6. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very interesting map. Election night I was playing with the one on MSNBC.
     
  7. BeardedChick

    BeardedChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    I like the purple one, too. [​IMG]
     
  8. Backyard Buddies

    Backyard Buddies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOVE the purple!

    I especially liked the cartograms that shift the electoral map by population rather than land size. Very cool!

    Debiraymond - scroll down. It worked for me and I'm in California.
     
  9. I have WHAT in my yard?

    I have WHAT in my yard? Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2008
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    very cool thanks!
     
  10. chickiebaby

    chickiebaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is totally interesting stuff! Thank you!
     

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