Wednesday, October 29, 2008

2004 v 2008

electoral-vote.com is a cool way to track the wacko way our presidential votes are done in this country. They even let you view the electoral votes from this day in 2004, which is a neat feature, but they don't let you view today and 2004 side-by-side, so I made my own picture:

 

[caption id="attachment_171" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Electoral collage map: '04 vs '08"]Electoral collage map: '04 vs '08[/caption]

It's quite a difference! They also have a cool map that resizes the states in proportion with their electoral college votes:

 

[caption id="attachment_172" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Map with states resized in proportion to electoral college weight. Click for full size."]Map with states resized in proportion to electoral college weight. Click for full size.[/caption]

Note that this is not an unbiased representation of the American population, since it assumes each state is uniform, but it is a good visual representation of the electoral college vote, and in the election, that's what counts.

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