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2012 House of Representatives Map

Note: Will be Updated As Results Are Finalized and New Maps Created source: NY Times House of Representatives Election Results: New York Times CNN Fox Politico

2012 Senate Map

Note: Will be Updated As Results Are Finalized and New Maps Created source: NY Times Senate Election Results: New York Times CNN Fox Politico

2012 Electoral Map: Barack Obama Wins

Barack Obama wins 2nd term as US President.                          Electoral Votes*               Popular Vote** Barack Obama (D) – 303/332           59,584,661 – 51.1% Mitt Romney    (R) – 206                   56,959,312 – 48.8% *270 Electoral Votes Needed to Win **Votes still coming in More maps to come in the coming hours and days Please share any interesting maps in the comments […]

2012 Virginia Political Maps

Source: NY Times Source: NY Times Pre-Election Coverage Below Barack Obama won Virginia in 2008 becoming the first Democratic candidate for President to do so since 1964. Polling shows the state as a true toss up and with the polls closing at 7pm EST it could be the first swing state to be called in […]

Google Election Explorer

Google has built an interactive map showing where the candidates has spent money of advertising, where they have raised money fundraising and where they have traveled to campaign. view interactive maps

2012 Ohio Political Maps

Source: NY Times Source: NY Times Pre-Election Coverage Below Like 2004, the 2012 Presidential election may come down to who wins Ohio. Polls show Obama with a slight lead over Romney. What to watch for as Ohio counts votes In Case of a Recount, a Long Wait for Ohio Understanding the politics of Ohio — […]

Gerrymandering

DistrictMojo has created an interactive tool that identifies the most gerrymandered congressional districts and has an accompanying post on “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Gerrymandering“. They have also highlighted a number of particularly interesting gerrymanders. Their formula for identifying gerrymandered districts is a simply division of district perimeter by district area, which works […]

Guides to Watching the 2012 Election

In addition to the presidential election, there are 435 congressional races, 33 senate races, and 11 gubernatorial contests to keep an eye on. Here is a round up of some of the best guides to watching the 2012 elections. (will be updated through out the day and night, so be sure to check back) What […]

2012 Electoral Map Predictions: 11-6 Election Day

With less than 24 hours until the last vote of the 2012 Presidential election is cast, Barack Obama appears on course to be reelected. The polls in swing states show a distinctive advantage for Obama over Romney, which has led to a consensus among poll watchers and statisticians that Obama will be able to get […]

Electoral College: How Much Is Your Vote Worth?

Slate has a great map showing this disparity in vote value by state as a result of the Electoral College. In Wyoming, your vote has the highest value with just 142,741 people per electoral vote. Your vote counts the least in New York where there 519,075 people per electoral vote. The average electoral vote represents […]