2012 Presidential Election Results

Robert J. Vanderbei

The Election is History

Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 11:42 am

Here is how America looks today:
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Posted: Sunday, November 11, 2012, 7:42 pm.
Updated: Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 8:52 pm.
Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 10:16 am.

Here is a tilted 3D version:
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Click on image for WebGL 3D model (it's a 55 Mb file).


Posted: Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:21 pm

Here's how America has changed in 4 years:
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Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012, 6:45 pm

For those who want to know if their county tilted slightly red or slightly blue, here's a red/white/blue version of the map:
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The changing colors of America (1960-2012)

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The maps above are misleading in the sense that sparsely populated areas are shown no differently from densely populated areas. Manhattan has 1.6 million people but is only represented by the smallest dot in these maps. Montana, on the other hand, has less than a million people but gets a huge chunk of the map---as big as Montana. Mark Newman is well-known for his cartograms---maps that are distorted in proportion to population. Here's Mark's map for the 2012 election:
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mejn/election/2012/.


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