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November 18, 2004

Two Maps

An electoral map of the United States shows voting behaviour may be correlated with population density (via Instapundit). There is room for informed reflection on this sort of political geography but I am left with little hope this will put an end to the bigoted slave state comparison maps posted by a legion of sore losers.

The now familiar map of the United States, separated into red and blue states, makes the point, graphically, that the coastal population centers tend to vote Democratic while fly-over country leans Republican.

Unfortunately, the map's binary either/or electoral college nature overestimates the philosophical division within the country while failing to show the extraordinary degree to which Americans' voting behavior reflects the degree to which their own neighborhoods are more or less crowded.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at November 18, 2004 05:43 AM

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