How Using Cartograms can make Election Maps Look More Representative of the Results

In many recent elections across the country, Democrats have tended to do better in the heavily-populated urban areas while Republicans tend to do better in the lightly-populated rural areas. Since the rural areas are clearly much larger in area than the urban areas, maps of these results usually show substantially more red than blue, even … More How Using Cartograms can make Election Maps Look More Representative of the Results

NY/NJ/PA Maps

I have made several maps of New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. The system of municipal organization that these states use makes analysis of their election results particularly revealing. A couple examples are below (click on the maps to enlarge).   I have also made maps of New York showing: 2008 and 2012 Presidential results … More NY/NJ/PA Maps

Maps and Analysis of Cory Booker’s 2014 Re-election in New Jersey, and Comparisons to Previous Elections

In 2014, Cory Booker won re-election to his first full term in his New Jersey Senate seat by a 56-42 margin, defeating Republican Jeff Bell. Just slightly over a year earlier, he had won an October 2013 special election to finish the term of the late Frank Lautenberg by a 55-44 margin over Republican Steve … More Maps and Analysis of Cory Booker’s 2014 Re-election in New Jersey, and Comparisons to Previous Elections

Maps and Analysis of 2014 Congressional Elections in Connecticut

The 2014 elections were essentially a repeat of the 2010 congressional elections in Connecticut, as all five Democratic incumbents won re-election by similar or slightly greater margins than their districts saw in 2010. There were, however, several interesting differences between the two. Here is a map of the results by town (click on the maps … More Maps and Analysis of 2014 Congressional Elections in Connecticut

Maine Maps

The four years when I went to college in Maine provided me with a strong insight into the fascinating political geography of the Pine Tree State. Here is one map that I have made: I have also made maps of Maine for: 2008, 2012, and 2016 Presidential elections, and comparisons between them 2008, 2012, and 2014 … More Maine Maps

Connecticut Maps

Having grown up in Connecticut, I have a keen understanding and interest in the political geography of the state. Here is one map of Connecticut that I have made:   I have also made maps of Connecticut showing: 2008, 2012, and 2016 presidential elections, and comparisons between them 2010, 2012, and 2016 U.S. Senate elections, and … More Connecticut Maps

About Me

Hello! I’m Gregory Naigles, and welcome to my website. I am a geography whiz, political data expert, and mapping guru who has collected, analyzed, and mapped election results from all fifty states for over seven years. In this website are examples of my work, some of which has been published in peer-reviewed journals. My education … More About Me

My Work

I have mapped precinct-level, municipality-level, and county-level results for many different types of elections, including presidential, senatorial, gubernatorial, and state legislative, as well as for initiatives and referenda in several different states. Many of my maps are presented below. If you have any questions about them, don’t hesitate to contact me. Connecticut maps Maine maps … More My Work