One state two state red state...mauve state?

We have long been accustomed to seeing electoral maps in red and blue based on the geographical boundaries of states, but datavisualization specialist John Nelson takes what he calls a “pointillist” approach by basing his map on population density. Despite pundits’ declarations that as a nation we are politically polarized, the actual picture is much more nuanced–and purple!

For a high resolution look, follow this link to i09 where you can also find links to John’s blog to see other examples of his work:




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