We Are All Purple: The Destructive Lie of Red States and Blue States — UPDATED 2012 MAPS

This article was originally published before the election using these 2008 maps. Click here to see the new 2012 maps.

Typical red-state-blue-state map of the same 2008 presidential election results
© 2008 M. E. J. Newman



Red-blue map of the 2008 presidential election where each county is shown with the shade of purple that represents its result.
© 2008 M. E. J. Newman



Red-blue map of the 2008 presidential election where each county is shown with the shade of purple that represents its result and a surface area that represents its population.
© 2008 M. E. J. Newman



If you find this all as interesting as I do, you can see the original article with more maps here.

This article was originally published before the election using these 2008 maps. Click here to see the 2012 maps.

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