The 2016 Presidential Election Cartogram Based on Electors

Nov 15, 2017
Cartogram map of 2016 presidential election

The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the 2016 presidential election with states resized according to the number of electors they have.  The more electors a state has, the larger it is on the map.  Compared to traditional maps, this map shows the electoral vote in a more accurate way painting the entirety of the United States with the appropriate amount of each color.

The 2017 Virginia Gubernatorial Race Based on County Population

Nov 13, 2017
Cartogram map of 2017 Virginia gubernatorial race

The geographically accurate cartogram above represents the Virginia governor's race results based on the population of each county.  The more populous a county is, the larger it is on the map.  Looking at a map of Virginia with the results of this race, the entire state is painted red leading the casual observer to believe that the Republican candidate, Ed Gillespie, won the race.  However, the map above shows that those small pockets of blue are very populous and what they lack in geography they more than make up for in votes and it gives a better picture as to how the Democratic candidate, Ralph Northam, won the race.


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