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Election outcome cartograms from U-M's Mark Newman offer a 'density-equalizing' look at national voting

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"Election maps are telling you big lies about small things" - Washington Post. 11/01/2016.

The familiar red-vs.-blue-states maps that project or describe voting results distort the election impact of states while preserving their geography. Cartograms distort geography for the sake of representing proportionate results. Mark Newman and Michael Gastner, of U-M's Center for the Study of Complex Systems, developed a method for producing "density-equalizing" maps with both proportionate representation and discernible geography.

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