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Map Crazy!
BOP ^ | Nov. 6, 2004 | Barry Ritholtz

Posted on 11/06/2004 7:46:55 AM PST by liberallarry

Map day has become Map Weekend!

Here they are in all their cartographic glory: All the election map post-mortems. (They were just lying around the internet gathering dust anyway).

These graphic representations of the election's outcome are thought provoking.
(Did I miss any? Send 'em to thebigpicture -at- optonline -dot- net)

Be sure to checkout:

Proportional Electoral Map
(this one is my favorite -- because land doesn't vote, people do)

Popular Vote, Population Density
similar idea

Red & Blue World
You know how the States voted; Here's how the World did

Purple America
a sentimental favorite

The Kids Are Alright
How the Youth of America voted . . .

County-by-County vote, with Population
Self explanatory

2000 vs 2004 County by County Election Results

Where did their votes come from?
an interesting 3D comparison

Electoral College Over Represents Rural Areas
no kidding?

which leads to the very sad
Voting: Free versus Slave States
Look how far we’ve come as a country

New America redistricted
DeLay loves redistricting, so . . .

and just for laughs, Jesusland
guaranteed to offend someone

Cartographic political analytics -- fun for the whole family! Now, with more colors! Collect them all! Trade 'em with your friends (batteries not included)

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: bushvictory; electionmaps
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To: liberallarry
Not much of a correlation, probably because blacks constitute too small a percentage of the population...and perhaps because their districts have been gerrymandered.

Thanks for the map, but its not exactly what I'm looking for since it mixes in a lot of other races and only specifies which demographic is higher than national average. Its nothing like the population density map.

Since blacks vote approximately 95% to 5% democrat (19:1 ratio), their electing power is greatly enhanced. Whites only vote republican on about a 53% to 47% ratio. In effect, most white votes (and other demographics for that matter) simply cancel each other out. Only about 6% of white votes actually survive the cancelling out process while 90% of black votes do.

Black voters are more concentrated in urban areas which is exactly where Democrats tend to do very well.

BTW, the maps do not cleary show that Bush was elected by white mormons and white evangelicals. Votes are interchangable, so any demographic can be considered the difference maker.

Dick Morris is giving the credit to hispanic voters since they Bush gained about 15 percentage points from that group from 2000. Any sizable group can really take the credit for putting Bush over the top.
101 posted on 11/09/2004 1:03:18 PM PST by JeffAtlanta
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