The Changing Electoral Map

1896, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008

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 map has basically inverted since 1896, as shown by the maps below (from Both Open-Left, a liberal site, and Race 4 2008, a conservative site, have taken the time to examine the electoral map changes.