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

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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

Maps and Analysis of the 2014 Gubernatorial and Senatorial Elections in New Hampshire

Despite the Republican wave, both Governor Maggie Hassan and U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen won narrow re-elections in 2014 in New Hampshire. Both of their 2014 wins were slightly narrower than their previous elections; Shaheen won by 3 percentage points in 2014 while she had won by 7 in 2008, and Hassan won by 5 percentage … More Maps and Analysis of the 2014 Gubernatorial and Senatorial Elections in New Hampshire

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