Every time I see a geographical map showing polling results, I’m annoyed, because it makes the US look so much redder than it is.  Cartograms, which scale state sizes by population, are much better for grasping the political situation.  I created one for the 2006 election here, and highlighted one from the 2004 election here

Here, courtesy of Krugman, is a map showing likely electoral votes this year.  It’s quite a contrast to a geographical map

Cartogram of likely electoral votes

Cartogram of likely electoral votes

Don’t forget to vote.  Not only can you help restore the rule of law, restore hope, and reprimand fear, hate, and irresponsibility, but (at least around here) you can get a free coffee at Starbucks.  Mmm, coffee.
Advertisements