Political Voting Maps Are Useless

As the New York Times and L.A. Times spat about maps, the truth is red and blue maps only fuel ratings—they don’t promote understanding

Mark Wilson
Jul 27, 2018 · 3 min read
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This week, the New York Times ran a data visualization that is drawing criticism. Titled “An Extremely Detailed Map of the 2016 Election,” it’s a map of the United States, with every…