Warped America

If you saw a colour-coded map of the USA, post-election, you’d think that the reds (republican) well dominated the democrats (blue). This is down to the number of sparsely-populated rural areas which tend to support the republican party.

However, the number of votes a state has is based on its population. It’s possible to deform the map of the USA so that the relative size of states is given by their populations rather than their geographic area.
cartogram of usa
The result is a cartogram and is given here. It’s rather funky.

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