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Saturday, November 10, 2012

2012 Red, Purple, and Blue, County by County by County

Mark Newman, of the Department of Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan has created a series of maps representing the result of the 2012 Presidential Election. This one interests me most, a county by county rendering of the intensity of the result, red for Republican, blue for Democrat, shades of purple in between. The coasts are as blue as you expect them to be, the plains as red, but it is useful to see the states of the old Confederacy are more complex and promising than my prejudices suggest (even as someone who lived in Georgia for more than a decade).

1 comment:

jollyspaniard said...

It's an interesting picture, it's always worth reminding ourselves that the places aren't as homogenous as the narratives suggest.

I live in one of the most progressive parts of the UK but we're surrounded by pockets of BNP supporters.