Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Purple America

Several people have asked about the "purple America" maps I held up in church on Sunday, asking for the source. Here are maps for earlier elections, including a cool one that shows an animated change over time. Here are maps for 2008. These maps show county rather than state results and results in shades of purple according to vote count rather than simple red or blue. The map below further distorts geography to show population density in each county.


Robin Edgar said...

As I noted on my StumbleUpon "blog" the other day, I kind of like how the lower electoral map cum Rorschach Ink Blot Test looks a bit like the classic image of a phoenix rising from the ashes. Wouldn't it be nice if this was actually an auspicious omen? ;-)

Christine Robinson said...

It would, indeed, Robin. Thanks for the comment.

Robin Edgar said...

You're welcome Christine.

And thank you for generally allowing me to comment on your blog. Would that more U*U clergy were willing to do so. . . Not that there aren't a reasonable number of other U*U ministers who are similarly open to my comments. Your living up to the ideals of classic liberalism in that regard is genuinely appreciated, as is that of the other U*U ministers who actually practice what U*Uism preaches of freedom of speech and freedom of conscience.