This from a reader… ODT’s 2008 Presidential Election Map allows you to see exactly how and why Barack Obama’s victory was so stunning. This map shows how dramatically the political landscape has been changed especially when mapped out on a USA population map. ODT’s new election map shows how many people live in each state. Each of the map’s grid squares represents 250,000 people. On the map is the exact population of the larger states (for ease of comparison, and to eliminate the need to count individual blocks) along with each state’s electoral votes. The bigger the state on the map, the greater the electoral clout. See here
With th US election tomorrow, Nov 4 many folks will be eagerly checking out the electoral maps. The following are some fine sources to monitor:
Real clear politics – electoral count maps, no toss up states, and even create your own map
Electoral vote.com has some great graphics and shows comparisons between this year and 2004 – a must see. Their maps with States colored strong/weak/tied makes things a little clearer than the traditional blue/red themed maps.