WIRED has a nice explainer of various electoral map cartograms. EVERY MAP MAKES COMPROMISES. The Mercator projection, which sacrifices accurate geography for nice, straight lines, is a classic example. Electoral cartograms, which […]
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 […]
InfographicWorld.com created an interactive infographic detailing the relative strengths and weaknesses of each state. One thing that jumps out is that “Blue” states link New York and California pay significantly […]
Interesting links…. Pollster: Campaign ’08 Trends vs ’04 and ’00 Update polling trendlines for the 2008, 2004, and 2000 presidential election. Obama is in much better shape than Kerry or Gore […]
A few interesting news stories from the past few days… New York Times: Economic Unrest Shifts Electoral Battlegrounds with Multimedia presentation| As economic news worsened, the electoral map shifted in […]
The Christian Science Monitor’s Patchwork Nation project has grouped every US county into one of eleven community types and is following how the political climate develops during the presidential campaign […]
Senator Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton to become the Democratic presidential nominee after one of the longest and closest primaries in history. More than 35 million voters took part in this historic election, yet Obama only had a small margin over Clinton (in both delegates and the popular vote).
Here are a collection of maps highlighting how Obama won. These will no doubt be analyzed in great detail between now and the general election, with John McCain looking to take advantage of Obama’s geographic weaknesses that became apparent during the primary, such as Appalachia and the rural rust belt.
Collection of interesting links and news stories from the past week with a focus on the political and geographic: 358: Pennsylvania Prediction: Clinton to net 12 delegates, 120K popular votes […]
Collection of the most interesting political and geographic news stories from the past week: US News: In Terms of Geography, Obama Appeals to Academics and Clinton Appeals to Jacksonians The […]
The Los Angeles Times’ interactive Primary Tracker contains a state by states breakdown of primary schedules, current polling, and election results.
Compete.com, which specializes in web analytics, has released some interesting maps about who is visiting the Presidential Cantidates’ websites. Based on their analysis, Ron Paul leads the Republicans and Barak Obama leads the Democrats.