Maps

2004:

countycartlinear.png

2008:

countycartpurple512.png

Squint really, really hard and maybe you can help me understand what John Judis is talking about when he calls this election a “radical realignment” that “is predicated on a change in political demography and geography.” See also #5 in Andy’s post. (More to come on this subject.)

[For the maps, see here. I love these!]

2 Responses to Maps

  1. c.l. ball November 5, 2008 at 10:07 pm #

    I looked at the maps before I read your comments.

    I was squinting really, really hard, and thinking “this fails the inter-ocular collision test.”

    I want this election to be radical realignment, but I know it is not.

  2. Annie-Rose November 8, 2008 at 10:51 am #

    Is it possible that people who live near the Interstate vote red? The lines here (despite their being skewed) remind me of these:

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/df/Interstate_Highways.png