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2008: The Year in Political Geography

I made this slideshow with some of my favorite maps from the 2008 election cycle, and I think it tells the story of the campaign pretty well. Hope you enjoy, whether you’re happy with the outcome or not.
Tip: Open it up to a full screen.
2008: The Year in Political Geography
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Obama and McCain by BCS Conference

The Oklahoma-Texas Tech game Saturday night was about as close as the Obama-McCain matchup in Oklahoma. If you missed the game, Oklahoma was up 42-7 at half and eventually won by a crushing 65-21 margin. The presidential contest in the Sooner State wasn’t much closer — McCain swept all 77 counties and [...]

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The Electoral Map Shifts to Deep Blue

Once again, the New York Times has some of the best electoral map features.  Click here to play with the map and zoom in on states.
Using their map technology, we can see an astonishing blue-ing of the map from 2004 to 2008.  You can also dig back a couple of cycles to see which directions [...]

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