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November 12, 2012 11:57 AM Geographic Data and the 2012 Election

By Henry Farrell

Via both Cosma Shalizi’s Pinboard feed and an email tip, this map of the geographical origins of racist tweets in the US shows a rather striking pattern.

For a very different representation of geographic data, Mark Newman has some very nice new cartograms of voting in 2012 (Gastner, Shalizi and Newman’s original cartograms of the 2004 election, which received widespread circulation, are still available here ).

[Cross-posted at The Monkey Cage]

Henry Farrell is an associate professor of political science and international affairs at George Washington University.