<br><br>the above map is the map from below showing counties and shades of purple (to reflect the mix in each country), but by population of the countries. pretty even country as bush country quickly shrinks. technology rocks.<br><br><br><br><a href="http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/">link</a><br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
Loc: New Hampshire
I don't want to poo poo your post, but wasn't the election 51% to 48% popular vote, so if you did a map based on population you would expect it to be visually even?<br><br>I guess I'm not quite getting it.<br><br>[color:blue]All your sock puppets are belong to us</font color=blue>
exactly, but you'd also expect americans to realize that saddam wasn't involved in 9/11 or wasn't working with al qaeda.<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
Loc: Alexandria, VA
You don't think the reds and blues are more evenly-balanced visually in the population-based map than the one based on geography? The point is to more accurately display the election as being much more even than might be inferred by the abundantly-red geographical map ...<br><br>Regardless, the population map is a pretty funky graphic on its own =)<br><br>***matt<br><br>Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise ...
Loc: New Hampshire
well if you are doing one one population why not just a simple purple square, or a pie chart with half red, half blue.<br><br>The funky graphic really conveys no information except to point out what we already know - it was pretty even based on population.<br><br>The geographic one has more information in it. We can see that Kerry did better in the urban areas, while Bush did better in the rural. It provokes questions, like why Kerry had more appeal in cities and vice versa. Looks like if there is a divide, it's mostly based on population density.<br><br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]All your sock puppets are belong to us</font color=blue>
well, even though bryan posted the county-by-county geography map, i also posted it in my first post for comparison and a more complete picture together. i do appreciate bryan posting it again, though. it is an important map. the distorted map allows one to see where the population centers are, how the country translates to people, and how they stack up against the more rural areas and each other. further, the shades also allow the viewer to see that it's not all red and blue like many maps used in the media display . . . shades of purple abound.<br><br>i can see why you would prefer bryan's version where esmeralda county, NV (< 1000 people) is > 3 times larger than cook county illinois (chicago). we've had many maps posted here in the last week. the distorted map is just another view of the election . . . plus, it's neat for some of us.<br><br><br>--<br>one of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -Plato
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I liked the other map you posted where 3D towers rose to depict population better than the distorted area map. <br><p><hr></blockquote><p>Me too. I thought it was most appropriate that the liberal strongholds were depicted as phallic symbols...<br><br>
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