Interesting 2016 Election Visualization

This issue’s interesting viz is an animated GIF showing the 2016 presidential election results, first represented as a standard map of each county in the United States with a blue fill (Democrat) or red fill (Republican), depending on the majority vote for that county. 

 The viz morphs into a map that is still red and blue but also shows proportional symbols that are sized based on the population for each county. 

We often encourage our users to look at data using a geospatial perceptive. In this case, however, using space (or surface area) alone may not tell the whole story. 

You can check out the animated GIF by Karim Douïeb on Twitter. The data comes from Townhall via Tony McGovern on GitHub.

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