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Maps of the 2012 US presidential election results
Univerity of Michigan ^ | 11-08-2012 | Mark Newman

Posted on 11/09/2012 8:57:46 AM PST by Red Badger

Most of us are, by now, familiar with the maps the TV channels and web sites use to show the results of presidential elections. Here is a typical map of the results of the 2012 election:


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Now the effects we saw at the state level are even more pronounced: the red areas appear overwhelmingly in the majority, an appearance again at odds with the actual results of the election. Again, we can make a more helpful respresentation by using a cartogram. Here is what the cartogram looks like for the county-level election returns:

One way to improve the map and reveal more nuance in the vote is to use not just two colors, red and blue, but to use red, blue, and shades of purple in between to indicate percentages of votes. Here is what the normal map looks like if you do this:

More weird maps at link................

1 posted on 11/09/2012 8:57:51 AM PST by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

Utah, Nebraska, and Oklahoma look like safe bets.


2 posted on 11/09/2012 9:03:35 AM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Red Badger
Congressional races.

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3 posted on 11/09/2012 9:03:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger

Dang, Fla and Texas are starting to turn Blue :(


4 posted on 11/09/2012 9:06:28 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: cripplecreek

I have a hard time believing that one would vote for Obama and then turn around and vote for a republican congressman.


5 posted on 11/09/2012 9:10:30 AM PST by Abby4116
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To: wyowolf

The Mexican side of Texas is blue because illegals vote in those counties. The Injustice Dept. sued so that TX could not institute its new Voter I D law, because Holder and Obama want illegals to vote for the Democrats. That cost the TX legislature 5 seats and denies Republicans the super-majority that made the Voter ID law possible in the last session.

No wonder White Texans despise Obama.


6 posted on 11/09/2012 9:12:49 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: wyowolf

That’s why I always tell people to stand and fight rather than fleeing to somewhere else.

As a Michigander, there’s something very satisfying about making them fight for every inch.


7 posted on 11/09/2012 9:14:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: wyowolf

NO, those in Texas are very open unpopulasted areas that are influenced by indiand reservations I believe. As for Florida, it’s actually still slowly turning red.

Remember, they STOLE OUR VOTES! They took massive republican votes and awarded them to obama and his fellow cohorts from the left in the city strongholds.

Do not allow anyoine to tell you otherwise, the evidence is overwhelming that they stole the election.


8 posted on 11/09/2012 9:15:20 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: Red Badger
This one, at another site, is interesting. It shows (if I'm reading this correctly) a weak shift towards the Republican party from 2008 to 2012 in the Presidential election:

http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/JAVA/election2012/ElectionDiff2012.png


9 posted on 11/09/2012 9:16:18 AM PST by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: txrefugee

I was thinking that the minority dominated cities need some serious action. After all, they’re doing exactly what the post civil war south was accused of.


10 posted on 11/09/2012 9:16:25 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: wyowolf

Florida has Tallahassee, Gainesville, Orlando-Tampa-St. Petersburg corridor, Palm beach-Ft.Lauderdale-Miami-Dade to contend with..........


11 posted on 11/09/2012 9:16:40 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: wyowolf

According to some of the crazy posts lately, we need to boycott Texas. It’s BLUE! Well, parts are.


12 posted on 11/09/2012 9:17:11 AM PST by liege (I'll pay more for tomatoes...or lettuce.)
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To: Red Badger

Has Florida officially come in for Obama?


13 posted on 11/09/2012 9:17:28 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: Red Badger

Bookmarked.


14 posted on 11/09/2012 9:18:59 AM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: nutmeg

Not ‘officially’.....


15 posted on 11/09/2012 9:19:31 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: wyowolf

Wrong, those arewas in Texas are always democrat, as for Florida, it is actually still turning Republican.

Remember, they STOLE THIS ELECTION! They stole it in the city strongholds of liberalism where they stole republican votes and awarded them to Democrats.

If anything, this map is just another example of the overwhelming evidence that proves my point.

We may never ever be able to win a presidential election again, but watch us kick ass in the off year alections as we did in 2010.

Remember, every state that had voter ID Romney won, we need to get that loaw in every state possible.


16 posted on 11/09/2012 9:22:02 AM PST by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: cripplecreek

There’s the fertile ground.


17 posted on 11/09/2012 9:22:17 AM PST by StAnDeliver (Own It.)
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To: txrefugee
The Mexican side of Texas is blue because illegals vote in those counties. The Injustice Dept. sued so that TX could not institute its new Voter I D law, because Holder and Obama want illegals to vote for the Democrats. That cost the TX legislature 5 seats and denies Republicans the super-majority that made the Voter ID law possible in the last session.

No wonder White Texans despise Obama.

That is highly disturbing. If Texas falls, this country - what will be left of it after another 4 years of Obama's destruction - will truly die.

18 posted on 11/09/2012 9:22:23 AM PST by nutmeg
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To: Abby4116

Definitely a bizarre election.

Obama is crediting the unions but here in Michigan, they gave more votes to Debbie Stabenow than Obama and we crushed the union ballot proposals and kept every single congressional district (and McCotters district went tea party)


19 posted on 11/09/2012 9:23:15 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger

20 posted on 11/09/2012 9:25:07 AM PST by red-dawg
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To: Red Badger
Our votes WERE stolen. I don't believe for a moment that more people turned toward Obama. No way, no how.

Here is a comparison map I did from 2008 to 2012

21 posted on 11/09/2012 9:25:31 AM PST by Lucky9teen (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.~Thomas Jeffer)
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To: red-dawg

True.............


22 posted on 11/09/2012 9:29:58 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Red Badger
Interesting that these two maps closely resemble each other:


23 posted on 11/09/2012 9:30:13 AM PST by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Red Badger
Don't be surprised. The US 2 party electoral process has been screwed for 30 years. Its like if the NFL aka the owners(the major banks) only have 2 teams. The fans cheer and yell for their favorite teams and the owners take home the advertisement/drink/food revenues.

Think SCYTL or any type of electronic voting. The pundits both “conservative” or “liberal” only serve themselves and their masters. No matter what “party” gets in nothing changes.

24 posted on 11/09/2012 9:38:11 AM PST by Polynikes (Hakkaa Palle)
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To: wyowolf

That big blue chunk of West Texas is sparsely populated and pretty much ruled by El Paso. If you look at the mad on a county-by-county basis, the there is more red there. The Republicans are making inroads in there; Pete Gallego barely won relection and Jose Canseco is contesting the election because of charges of vote fraud. If anything, the state has moved further to the right.


25 posted on 11/09/2012 9:39:15 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Red Badger
And then there's THIS!
26 posted on 11/09/2012 9:41:06 AM PST by Baynative
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To: OneVike

Yep, but even ol’ Pete Gallegos is facing a legal challenge on his re-election. Jose Canseco contends that there was voter fraud and is challenging Pete Gallegos’ re-election (he squeaked his re-election bid).


27 posted on 11/09/2012 9:42:35 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Lucky9teen
"Our votes were stolen..."

RIGHT YOU ARE!

28 posted on 11/09/2012 9:44:18 AM PST by Baynative
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To: Red Badger

Cartograms by physicist Mark Newman that treats the data like a diffusing fluid are another interesting visualization:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/access/id/346318/name/RE_statemaps.png


29 posted on 11/09/2012 9:44:38 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Red Badger

Any maps of the votes that were removed?.


30 posted on 11/09/2012 9:46:09 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Red Badger

This county-level cartograph reflects how the country is in tatters...

31 posted on 11/09/2012 9:51:34 AM PST by mikrofon (We're Skewed!)
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To: mbarker12474

What the heck is wrong with Alaska?


32 posted on 11/09/2012 9:52:03 AM PST by mhx
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To: Red Badger

Dang city slickers...


33 posted on 11/09/2012 9:53:07 AM PST by Sopater (...where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. - 2 COR 3:17b)
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To: cripplecreek

Precisely, the plantations have moved north.


34 posted on 11/09/2012 9:53:29 AM PST by pfflier
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To: kosciusko51

California’s nominally a right to work state.


35 posted on 11/09/2012 9:53:34 AM PST by mhx
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To: kosciusko51

Michigan is less than 10 years from becoming right to work. We crushed 2 pro union constitutional amendments the other day and even have conservative union members advocating right to work as a job creator for all.


36 posted on 11/09/2012 9:58:43 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Red Badger
I've not yet found a map of congressional district results. That is where the real story can be told. Looking at this breakdown of Florida it is easy to see that the winner take all process of awarding electoral votes favors democrats and will continue tom do so. In Florida, Romney would have gotten 17 electoral votes instead of none if they used the same method as Nebraska and Maine.
37 posted on 11/09/2012 10:08:38 AM PST by Baynative
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To: wyowolf

Texas is in real danger of going completely blue because of hispanic infiltration. It’s only 10 years behind CA. Went to Houston a year ago and went to the local Wal Mart. Might as well have been in Juarez....or LA.


38 posted on 11/09/2012 10:10:59 AM PST by matginzac
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To: Red Badger
2012 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results (As of 11/8/12)

2008 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results

2004 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results

2000 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results

1996 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results


39 posted on 11/09/2012 10:18:26 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: matginzac

thats what I was wondering. If Texas goes blue... we are screwed!!


40 posted on 11/09/2012 10:25:39 AM PST by wyowolf
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To: Mozilla
1996 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results

1992 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results

1988 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results

1984 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results

1980 Presidential Election Map – County-by-County Results


41 posted on 11/09/2012 10:27:57 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: Red Badger

Not sure how accurate these maps are I posted. The ones I found after 2000 are from a site using Princeton’s maps. So I found another site with a little different results. But I those seemed better. Just not 100% sure.


42 posted on 11/09/2012 10:34:03 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: mhx
What the heck is wrong with Alaska?

I was there a few years ago and one of the tourist guides proudly announced that "over 40% of Alaskan residents work for either the federal or local government".

You'd think there would be a proud streak of independence there but I guess you gotta do what you gotta do there.

43 posted on 11/09/2012 10:54:51 AM PST by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: capydick

Nothing wrong with Alaska, Romney destroyed Obama there.


44 posted on 11/09/2012 10:57:35 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Army Air Corps
Yep, but even ol’ Pete Gallegos is facing a legal challenge on his re-election. Jose Canseco contends that there was voter fraud and is challenging Pete Gallegos’ re-election (he squeaked his re-election bid).

Either you don't live in Texas or you only heard one side's campaign commercials.

"Jose" Canseco is actually Francisco Canseco who also goes by the nickname "Quico" (Kee-ko). And, they were neck and neck until some "last minute votes" materialized in El Paso that put Gallego ahead by 9,000 votes.

These are valid reasons that the Canseco campaign is claiming fraud.

45 posted on 11/09/2012 10:58:58 AM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: Lucky9teen
I know this election was stolen, but I will never be able to offer up any evidence. Pollster pulling out of FL, NC, VA , Oct 9

IT'S OVER AND WE NEED TO UNDERSTNAND THAT WE ARE GOING OVER THE CLIFF. Any headline I see about what to do for 2016, I ignore, and toss in the garbage. ZERO laid down the gauntlet an hour ago - “I am all for compromise with the GOP as long as it is on Democrat terms”. Boner and McDonnell will fold like a cheap suit.
46 posted on 11/09/2012 10:59:31 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: mhx

What the heck is wrong with Alaska?

Alaska has a socialist state constitution. It receives more federal $$$ per capita than any other state. Public sector unions are very strong. The native population is addicted to welfare thanks to ted stevens. Their senators are a liberal pubbie appointed by her father when he was governor and a “moderate” demoncrat who votes with the libs all the time.

The fantasy that the majority of Alaskans are self-sufficient free spirits is a big exaggeration.


47 posted on 11/09/2012 11:12:46 AM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: wyowolf

Not Texas, not really. What you are looking at is the nearly 100% Hispanic sparsely populated Rio Grande Valley and one Congressional district each in Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio. The vast amount of the population is not in those areas.

The State legislature still has a super majority of Republicans and every state wide office is held by a Republican.


48 posted on 11/09/2012 11:13:32 AM PST by El Laton Caliente (NRA Life Member & www.Gunsnet.net Moderator)
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To: DustyMoment

My bad on Canseco’s first name. Honest mistake.

And yes, Canseco has a valid complaint against Gallego considering all that I have heard from friends who live in his district (scumball is about the most polite term I have herad to decribe Gallego).


49 posted on 11/09/2012 11:14:49 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: DustyMoment

My friends in that district were very hopeful about this election and they were confident that Gallego would lose. I hope that Canseco his victorious in his challenge.


50 posted on 11/09/2012 11:17:52 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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