Tuesday, November 13, 2012

7 Days After Election: Geography of the Vote

The presidential election is over (although votes are still being counted) and President Obama has won with 332 electoral votes to Romney-Ryan's 206. Florida was finally called for the Bue team sometime on the weekend.

The graphics above show the geographic distribution of the electoral college votes (which decide the election) by state and the popular vote for President by county. It just goes to show you that there are lots of very large counties (in rural areas) which are overwhelmingly Republican while overwhelmingly Democratic counties tend to be compact (in urban areas).

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