No. I haven’t decided to venture into abstract art at this stage of my life. But this image portrays a reality that you may find surprising. Obtained from this interesting website, it is a more accurate map (referred to as a cartogram) of Obama’s victory last week. It represents the percentage of votes cast (rather than winner take all) and reflects the actual relative size of the states based on their populations. In addition, it is broken down by county. The map you’re more used to seeing is here:
I’m filing this under ‘Rants and Musings’ but I honestly look at it more along the lines of, ‘we’re more alike than we are different, so let’s just get down to work’.
Thanks to my friend Gregg for steering me to the site above.
Posted on November 12th, 2008 by jack-of-all-thumbs
Filed under: Rants and Musings