Votes Against the Wall Street Bailout Map

2008, House of Representatives

10/3 Update: Map of repackaged Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 from The New York Times

Details on the Republican and Democratic representatives who voted to reject a $700 billion rescue of the financial industry.

From The Electoral Map

The New York Times has a great map of the “NO” votes on the bailout bill yesterday.  There’s not really a clear trend since members of both parties and representatives from Cape Cod to Cape Disappointment voted against it.

If we find any pattern, it’s that Members representing financial centers like New York, Chicago and San Francisco supported it, and those from poor urban cores like Detroit and Atlanta opposed it.

But beneath the surface, we can derive a few more clues.

10/2 Update: Theres more maps breaking out this vote available at http://observationalism.com/2008/10/01/the-geography-of-the-bailout-bill-vote/