Skip to comments.Maps of the 2012 US presidential election results
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:
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................
Utah, Nebraska, and Oklahoma look like safe bets.
Dang, Fla and Texas are starting to turn Blue :(
I have a hard time believing that one would vote for Obama and then turn around and vote for a republican congressman.
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’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.
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.
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.
Florida has Tallahassee, Gainesville, Orlando-Tampa-St. Petersburg corridor, Palm beach-Ft.Lauderdale-Miami-Dade to contend with..........
According to some of the crazy posts lately, we need to boycott Texas. It’s BLUE! Well, parts are.
Has Florida officially come in for Obama?
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.
There’s the fertile ground.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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).
Cartograms by physicist Mark Newman that treats the data like a diffusing fluid are another interesting visualization:
Any maps of the votes that were removed?.
This county-level cartograph reflects how the country is in tatters...
What the heck is wrong with Alaska?
Dang city slickers...
Precisely, the plantations have moved north.
California’s nominally a right to work state.
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.
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.
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
thats what I was wondering. If Texas goes blue... we are screwed!!
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
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.
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.
Nothing wrong with Alaska, Romney destroyed Obama there.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.