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Fri Nov 6, 2020, 03:38 AM

The Election Results Map looks like a sea of blue, if you use population dots.

Let’s get ahead of it: A map of the early 2020 results by population, not acreage

Trump loves that [acreage] map. He has passed it out to visitors, including journalists. He has tweeted it several times, including once with the phrase “Try to impeach this” superimposed across the country’s midsection. The implication was that there was so much red, that he was so popular, that impeachment was impossible.

This is a quadrennial issue in presidential politics. Every four years, we get new election results, and every four years, people start passing around state- or county-level results maps that show a massive sea of red — reflecting Republican strength in expansive, sparsely populated rural areas. New York City occupies a few pixels; Sweetwater County, Wyo., with its 44,000 people, occupies hundreds of times as much real estate. So, every four years, we get a flood of maps reframing the results to emphasize the number of voters supporting each candidate, not the number of acres.You can see Biden’s strength in the Northeast, Southwest and Northwest. But mostly you just see all that red.

One way to fix that is to scale the results by county relative to the number of votes cast. Using Edison Research’s estimates of the total number of votes per county (given the outstanding votes in California in particular), we get a map that looks like this.



So there you go — some results, which will be updated over time as votes are counted. But if you’re looking for a map to hang in your house that accurately conveys a sense of what happened over the short term, we recommend the stippled versions above.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/11/05/lets-get-ahead-it-map-early-2020-results-by-population-not-acreage/

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Reply The Election Results Map looks like a sea of blue, if you use population dots. (Original post)
SunSeeker Nov 2020 OP
greyl Nov 2020 #1
SheltieLover Nov 2020 #2
SunSeeker Nov 2020 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Nov 2020 #3
kurtcagle Nov 2020 #4
SunSeeker Nov 2020 #5
BumRushDaShow Nov 2020 #7
SunSeeker Nov 2020 #8
ProfessorGAC Nov 2020 #9
NameAlreadyTaken Nov 2020 #10

Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 03:39 AM

1. K & R nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 03:42 AM

2. Makes sense

Land does not vote. Lol

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:40 AM

6. Exactly. nt

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 03:43 AM

3. My big front yard doesn't vote but it keeps getting shown as red on most maps.

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 03:44 AM

4. I love maps like this

It also puts the whole electoral college imbalance in clear perspective.
This is the DU member formerly known as kurtcagle.

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Response to kurtcagle (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:40 AM

5. Indeed. Why should some Americans' votes count more than others?

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:47 AM

7. This is why I "wear" this now!





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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 04:56 AM

8. Love it! nt

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:11 AM

9. That's Cool!

When that cattle grazing in CO & WY get to vote, and that corn in NE & IA gets sentient, we can talk.
In the meantime...

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Response to SunSeeker (Original post)

Fri Nov 6, 2020, 06:30 AM

10. For Republicans, though, it is about land.

They believe they are entitled to America, and that others are trying to take it away from them. People don't matter to them, land does. The maps with the "sea of red* represent their territory. "Get out of MY country" is what they say over and over. It's an extension of "Get off of MY property." The map is their justification or "proof."

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