Land doesn’t vote, people do election animation

Land doesn't vote, people do election animation by Karim Douieb

Simple, yet functional, great looking (and viral on Twitter) data visualisation of the 2016 election result, made by Belgium dataviz specialist Karim Douïeb. It underpins the misrepresentation of Republican votes in most election maps. “A visual error” says Douieb to Belgium newspaper ‘De Morgen’.

The visual error comes down to the fact that Trump-voters mostly live in large, but sparsely populated areas. The areas Democratic voters live in are geographically smaller but densely populated. Hence, in most election maps the Republican votes are visually overrepresented since states are ‘filled’ with one color. Brilliant.

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