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Author's profile photo Oliver Mainka

Voting maps, a follow-up

Two days ago I showed you the maps, containing the campaign contribution data… and I could not help to look at the election results maps from yesterday at major newspaper sites, to check which I found most informative. Here is a rundown…  Bad UI This map does not really add any information by being sort-of three-dimensional and tilted. And when you hover over a state the “data sheet” covers what else may be behind. image Too much detail This map is the main one, and it is shown by county. Too much detail… image Wrong information Here the main map shows what seats are up for election, but it did not give me the results. image Gradation Now here is more information, showing a gradation of support for each party… but what is strong/weak/barely? image The Winner: New York Times And here is the one I liked best. Asthetic colors, minimal lines, and the right information… Who kept their senate seats, who toppled the opponentimageFor the senate, relating the votes to how many people are represented by the senatorimageFor the House, a grid showing the districtsimage

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