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 […]
kottke.org draws attention to a post from Deep Sea News that highlights the connection between the Cretaceous coastline (100 million years ago), slavery-era cotton production and presidential voting. That’s a […]
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 […]
The Congressional Dot Map allows you to directly compare the racial distribution within congressional districts with Democratic and Republican votes cast in the district. In the accompanying blog post Dustin […]
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 […]
Visit google.com/elections/ed/us/vote and enter your address to find information on where you vote on election day, Tuesday November 6th 2012. Important: You must be registered in order to vote. Voting […]
Stanford has compiled a map of the 2008 presidential vote that shows voting at the precinct level. The map is interactive and really shows the rural-republican and urban-democratic leanings. from […]
The voters have spoken and Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States.
results still coming in…
As expected, Democratic candidates would take several House of Representative spots previously held by Republicans. Currently, 20 seats have been gained and there are 7 races that are still too […]
Democrats picked up at least five Senate seats, but missed their goal of acquiring a filibuster proof majority (60). Highlights for the Senate races (work in progress): 3 races remain […]
Indiana can give clues as to how the election will unfold, in particular Vigo and Hamilton county. View the 2004 county map below and then visit the current map. (via […]
The polls start closing at 6pm eastern time in Indiana and Kentucky and by 7pm polls will be closed in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and Vermont. Ohio and West […]
In addition to the presidential election, there are 435 congressional races, 35 senate races, and 11 gubernatorial contests to keep an eye on. Here is a round up of some […]
The Washington Post has another map out in their Political Geography series, this time examining the key swing states in the 2008 presidential election. A state-by-state breakdown of how Barack […]
Our Vote Live.org is tracking voting problems being reported during the November 4th, 2008 election and has several maps showing where the problems are occurring, both at the state and county […]
Today’s op-ed in the New York Times looks at how the electoral college used to determine the president of the United States disproportionately favors smaller states. For example, 1 electoral […]
With one day before the 2008 Presidential election, Barack Obama appears headed for an electoral map changing victory over John McCain. McCain now finds himself defending traditional red states and hoping for a way to pull off an upset.
Men’s Health magazine ranks the political habits of America’s cities by registration, donations, spending, and participation in recent elections.
Most Political City: Raleigh NC
Least Political City: Modesto California
Highest Percent of Income Donated: Corpus Christi Texas
Highest Percentage of Active Registered Voters: Anchorage Alaska
Highest Percentage of Ballots Counted: Cheyenne Wyoming
Real Clear Politics has a series of posts examining key swing states and they recently featured Ohio, which became the tipping point state in the 2004 election. Swing State Review: […]
Voter registration deadlines have past in many key states, including Virginia, Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio. This map from the Pew Center On the States shows each states deadline.
The Pew Center on the States has another great map on the 2008 election, this one focusing on early and absentee voting across the country. All states now have some […]
With less than a week remaining, Barack Obama appears headed for an electoral map changing victory over John McCain. McCain now finds himself defending traditional red states and hoping for […]
Polling continues to predict Democratic gains in the senate with a filibuster-proof majority of 60 possible. Latest Senate Polls: New York Times: 53 Democrats, 41 Republicans, 2 Independents, 4 seats […]