Friday, November 9, 2012

An interesting picture of nationwide election results by county

I realize the election is over, President Obama won, and we need to move on, but I am perplexed by something. I know how the electoral college works and why it is important, and I realize that certain areas are much more densely populated than others. But looking at the map below of the county results across the nation - the red representing all the counties that Romney won - it seems amazing that Obama won. Rest assured, this is not sour grapes, just thought it was interesting from a strictly visual perspective.

If the picture is not showing up on your screen, please take a second to go to this link (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/election-map-2012/president/)  - and on the left side of the page under "State results", click on "County results".