Friday, November 17, 2006

Election result maps

If you hand people the technology to morph maps to try to better represent the results of elections, you can wind up with maps like these.

I have a cold and I haven't had my morning cup of tea yet. Tell me, should I be laughing, crying, or studying these things for my edification? I'm not quite sure...

One thing they don't do, of course, is take into account that a whole lot of people don't vote for a party, but for one actual, real person candidate versus another. (Imagine that. People might vote mixed ticket if given a reason? What a shock! They care who runs? Stop the presses!)


Anyway, I thought some of you might find the maps interesting. I did, for all my joking.

hat tip: Betsy's Page


Mama Squirrel said...

Hi Kathryn! Sorry this isn't a comment on your post--just thought you'd like to know that I linked to your blog today.

Kathryn Judson said...

mama squirrel, I'm delighted to find myself in such good company! Thanks!