via The New York Times As of 2012, the divide was pretty wide. Half of all voters were living in a county that President Obama or Mitt Romney, the Republican […]
via the LA Times California hasn’t always been a lock for the Democratic presidential nominee. Republicans won the state in nearly every presidential election between 1952 and 1988. Ahead of […]
The New York Times uses electoral maps to show political realignments over the past 50 years. Notable moments include the shift in Southern states from Democratic to Republican, the landslide […]
Jacob Olsufka has created an interactive look back at all of the presidential elections in US since 1920. A few examples are below, but be sure to check out the […]
History in Red and Blue (and Green and Purple)via Sabato’s Crystal Ball Simple maps can teach a lot. Presidential election maps show at a glance where the nation was at […]
Incumbent President George W. Bush defeated Senator John F. Kerry in the 2004 United States Presidential Election. Bush received 62 million votes (51%) and Kerry received 59 million votes (48%). […]
The University of Richmond‘s Digital Scholarship Lab created interactive and cinematic maps of the US presidential elections from 1840 to 2004. The maps provide a geographic time line of US […]
Working with the Digital Scholarship Lab at University of Richmond, the Google Earth team mapped presidential election results from 1980 to 2004 by state and county for Google Earth. Download […]
The latest post on key swing states at Real Clear Politics examines Colorado, a traditionally Republican state that both Obama and McCain view as a potential swing state in this […]
With all the talk of candidates changing the electoral map this election, a few websites have taken the time to look at how the map has changed over time. Interestingly, […]
The United States Electoral College is a term used to describe the 538 President Electors who meet every 4 years to cast the electoral votes for President and Vice President of the United States; their votes represent the most important component of the presidential election. 270toWin.com has a collection of maps showing how the Electoral College has voted by state since 1788.
PoliticalBase.com has a great collection of interactive election fund raising maps. The maps below show which Presidential candidate raised the most money in each state. There is a map for every Presidential election from 1980 to the 2008 election.
The pundits constantly refer to Red States and Blue States, but the reality is that the nation is Purple as illustrated by Robert J. Vanderbei’s maps.