Another Set of Really Cool Pennsylvania Precinct Maps, this time of 2014

To follow up on the maps that I made of the 2012 elections in Pennsylvania, I have made a series of similar maps – but this time for the 2014 elections. As with the 2012 maps, to see a larger version of any of these maps, just open the map in a new tab and change … More Another Set of Really Cool Pennsylvania Precinct Maps, this time of 2014

Some really cool maps of the 2012 Congressional and State Legislative Elections in Pennsylvania

There are some states for which mapping their election results by county just doesn’t cut it, due to the fact that their election results vary widely inside the county. To tell the whole story, you’ve got to look at the municipality-level results, or even the precinct-level results. Pennsylvania is one of those states. The political … More Some really cool maps of the 2012 Congressional and State Legislative Elections in Pennsylvania

2015 Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Elections in Louisiana: Maps, Analysis, and House Districts

On November 21, 2015, Louisiana held elections to elect a new governor and lieutenant governor of the state. In the gubernatorial election, Democrat and state representative John Bel Edwards, of Tangipahoa Parish, defeated Republican U.S. Senator David Vitter by a 56-44 margin, making him the first Democrat to win a statewide election in Louisiana since … More 2015 Gubernatorial and Lieutenant Governor Elections in Louisiana: Maps, Analysis, and House Districts

Of Alabama, 2012 Elections, Obama, and the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court

In Alabama, two statewide elections were held in 2012. The first was the Presidential election, where, predictably, Mitt Romney defeated Barack Obama in a 22-point landslide. The other election was a bit more interesting. It was an election for the Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court. The Republican candidate was Roy Moore, a former … More Of Alabama, 2012 Elections, Obama, and the Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court

How did Jim Tedesco beat Kathleen Donovan in Bergen County, New Jersey last year?

In the 2014 elections, as Democrats got thrashed in most places across the country, one bright spot for them came out of Bergen County, New Jersey: the incumbent County Executive, Republican Kathleen Donovan, was defeated by a 54-46 margin by Democrat James J. Tedesco III, a Bergen County Freeholder (member of the County Council) and … More How did Jim Tedesco beat Kathleen Donovan in Bergen County, New Jersey last year?

Maps and Analysis of Massachusetts’ Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014, and Comparisons to Other Elections

While most of the election-related headlines in Massachusetts last year concerned its gubernatorial race, Massachusetts also held elections last year for its four Constitutional Offices: Attorney General, Secretary of the Commonwealth, Treasurer, and Auditor. The elections for Secretary of the Commonwealth and Auditor saw Democratic incumbents running for re-election, while the elections for Attorney General … More Maps and Analysis of Massachusetts’ Constitutional Officer Elections in 2014, and Comparisons to Other Elections

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