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GREAT Election Graphics

The Red/Blue States Map Now Makes Sense

You know I'm a Good-Graphics-Make-Good-Communications nut?

This is NOT a good graphic....

...because it looks like Red States win!

And we all know what really happened.
So map genius Mark Newman, using programs he co-invented modified each state to reflect how many electoral College votes it has to come up with this wonder....

Lotsa votes = bigger state on the map.

Voila!   Now you see why the blue states called the election.
There are lots of other great maps of this ilk on Dr. Newman's site.  Check it out.  Then ask your favorite TV news source why you haven't seen this kind of graphic.