#ReViz: FT’s new map for visualizing US elections

On Tuesday, the world wake up with a new POTUS, and the media were filled with data visualizations of the result. An electoral dataviz that never gets old is the “choropleth map”, like the one below:

choropleth

However, despite popularity and ease of interpretation, this map can be told inaccurate for a very simple reason: it suggests to the eye a disproportioned result, based on State’s areas, not actual votes.

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