Election 2004

If you think that I’m a pretty dyed-in-the-wool liberal (and a wool-dying liberal, too, although I’ve only dyed wool once, when I was really young) you’d be right. I was most unhappy with the past 2 presidential elections. I’m also not very happy with the maps of Jesusland and the United States of Canada or the Fuckthesouth.com web site. I’m vaguely amused by them, but not happy with them.

That being said, I was sent a link today from an academic list that I subscribe to, and was just blown away by the fabulous use of GIS to demonstrate what’s really going on in red vs. blue United States. Check out Maps and cartograms of the 2004 US presidential election results by Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi, and Mark Newman of the University of Michigan.

red vs. blue 2004

It’s not quite so disheartening now, is it?

One thought to “Election 2004”

  1. Wow, those are very informative maps there of the Red/Blue states. Just really shows you what we’re up against; that sea of red in the Midwest and the Mountain states. Makes you wonder…

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