What the American political voting distribution really looks like

Posted by AzBlueMeanie:

I posted cartography maps for the election last week in The Two Americas: Urban Versus Rural, but as I indicated at the time, the county-by county results adjusted for population were not yet available for the 2012

The wait is over. H/T Skeptical Avenger:

Chris Howard:
 America really looks like this – I was looking at the amazing 2012
election maps created by Mark Newman (Department of Physics and Center
for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2012), and although there is a very interesting blended voting map (Most of
the country is some shade of purple, a varied blend of Democrat blue
and Republican red) what I really wanted was this blended map with a
population density overlay.
Because what really stands out is how red
the nation seems to be when you do not take the voting population into
account; when you do so many of those vast red mid-west blocks fade into
pale pink and lavender (very low population).

So I created a new map using Mark’s blended voting map based on the
actual numbers of votes for each party overlaid with population maps
from Texas Tech University and other sources. 

Here’s the result—what the American political voting distribution really looks like.


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