Overheard on the Web, and other Web links From The Herald's Research Editor
Monday, November 08, 2004
Lots of new election results maps showing up. Some are trying to show that the results were not as skewed as they appear on the red/blue maps: although those show huge areas of the country going for Bush, the Kerry areas actually have lots more people in them, so appear almost equal if you draw the map proportionally. Here are some:
Tax Prof Blog shows that most of the states getting the most federal money are red (Bush) states....and blue states provide more of the money.
Via Blogging of the President, a fascinating map showing the U.S. divided into states that make much more sense for the electoral vote: it makes each state proportional so rural states don't have an advantage. (I like 'Everglades' for South Florida and 'Smokies' for mountainous NC, TN, GA and VA. Some of the names are strange and might require some discussion.)
Blogger Ken Layne points out that the results maps seem to echo this map.
Elisabeth (Liz) Donovan was a Herald librarian for 10 years, and Research Editor for 13 years. She came to The Herald in 1981, following several years at the
Washington Post. She started blogging in 2000, with a news research blog, followed by the blog at Herald.com in 2003. A frequent speaker and writer on news research, she was honored in 2004 by the
News Division of the Special Libraries Association for her contributions to