Friday, November 10, 2006

Idaho Election 2006 as Ratios

After thinking about these maps last night, I realized though accurate the maps I made (see Mapping Idaho's Election 2006) were completely misleading. If by winning a county the candidate received all the electoral votes in that county (like states in national elections) the maps I made would have been appropriate, however that is not how statewide elections are tallied. Instead it is total vote count across the entire state (or district in the case of the US Representatives).

Exhibit Two: Maps by Sum, Proportion and Vote Differential
         I also improved the layout and quality a bit


Anonymous said...

Brent: Your sense of ethics, integrity and commitment to excellence are all commendable. Thank you for your fine work with this site and for setting into motion these good vibrations. Keep up the good work!