Blue wave in Connecticut (with cartograms)

This is the eighth in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania, New York, and New England.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

Sad to see so much red in a place like Connecticut...

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Blue wave in Rhode Island (with cartograms)

This is the seventh in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania, New York, and most of New England. Connecticut is tomorrow.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

Can't do much better...

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Blue wave in Massachusetts (with cartograms)

This is the sixth in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

Can't do much better...

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Blue wave in Vermont (with cartograms)

This is the fifth in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania, New York, Maine, and New Hampshire.

Vermont only has one district, so a cartogram by district is just a big boring outline. It's also debatable whether Vermont had a blue wave. Nevertheless, I don't want to skip Vermont, so I'm posting it on a travel day.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

The green represents independent congressman (and senator-elect) Bernie Sanders, who caucused with Democrats.
And afterwards...

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Blue wave in New Hampshire (with cartograms)

This is the fourth in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania, New York, and Maine.

These cartograms show New Hampshire with each congressional district having equal size.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

And afterwards...

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Blue wave in Maine (with cartograms)

This is the third in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. So far, I've done Pennsylvania and New York. Crossposted to Daily Kos.

These cartograms show Maine with each congressional district having equal size.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

And afterwards...

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Blue wave in New York (with cartograms)

This is the second in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. I started with Pennsylvania. New York is next, because the expansion of New York City is so spectacular. Cross-posted at Daily Kos.

These cartograms shows New York with each congressional district having equal size. This gives a better view of the equal importance of heavily Democratic urban districts and slightly Republican rural districts.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

Wow! Look at how blue New York already was once you have a clear view of the twelve Democratic districts of New York City! But it gets better...

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Blue wave in Pennsylvania (with cartograms)

This is the first in a series of pretty pictures showing what this year's blue wave looks like. I'm starting with Pennsylvania because I live here (in the 2nd district) and volunteered a fair amount for Patrick Murphy in the 8th District. (Crossposted to Daily Kos.) A cartogram is a map in which the shapes of regions are skewed so that there areas match some statistic. For example, Wikipedia's article on the 2004 election shows the Bush/Kerry vote by county with each county's area in proportion to its population.

These cartograms show Pennsylvania with each congressional district having equal size. This gives a better view of the equal importance of heavily Democratic urban districts and heavily Republican rural districts.

Here's how things stood before the 2006 election.

Click "There's More" to see the difference four seats make.

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