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 270towin.com). Both Open-Left, a liberal site, and Race 4 2008, a conservative site, have taken the time to examine the electoral map changes.
- 270 to Win: 1789 to 2004
- Open Left: The “Mapping-Changing” Meme In Historical Perspective, 1896 To Date
- Race 4 2008: Will 2008 Be A Re-Aligning Year