Wednesday, November 05, 2008

The Election is Over: Take a Look at the Maps

The New York Times has done it again with an informative, interactive web map of the presidential election results. When you hover over a state, you get the results by state. When you click on a state (try New York, for instance), you see the results by county (my third map, below). There's a time-slider (circled in green above) so you can go back and see the differences from the past.

Click on County Bubbles and see the map above which is instantly recognizable as showing that the more densely populated counties went blue and more rural areas went red, generally speaking.

So, if you clicked on New York, and hover over Dutchess County, you would see that the county went blue and by what margin. This is the first time in the 13 years I've lived here that our county went to the blue side. Hurray for maps and for democracy!
Thanks to Lloyd Benson of Furman University for pointing this out.

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