A drop of water reflects the campaign poster of newly elected president Francois Hollande and a map of France emblazoned with the colours of the French flag. (Getty Images)

America really looks like this - voting - (by Chris Howard) - I created a map using a blended voting map based on the actual numbers of votes for each party overlaid with population maps from Texas Tech & other sources. Here’s the result—what the US political voting distribution really looks like - so many of those vast red mid-west blocks fade into pale pink and lavender (very low population). (thanks Kevin Maness!)

Election maps are telling you big lies about small things In 2012, about the same number of votes were cast in these 160 counties as were cast in the rest of the country. But, your run-of-the-mill election map won't show you that. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/politics/2016-election/how-election-maps-lie/

Election maps - Maps of the 2012 US presidential election results, the real red and blue map!

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Comparing Trump's inauguration crowd to the Women's March - CNNPolitics.com

In 2012, 160 counties cast about the same number of votes as the rest of the country. But, your run-of-the-mill election map won't show you that.

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