Measuring the Vote
A group of professors
from the University of Michigan has posted an interesting series of maps regarding the 2004 presidential election. In addition to the state and county breakdowns that have been widely reported, they offer the following maps:
• results on a population cartogram where the states have been scaled according to their population.
• results by county on a population cartogram
Note the weight of Travis County’s population compared with the rest of Texas. Also note that Long Island is as big as Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas combined.