Diffeomorphism of the 2008 Presidential Election.

by Mathematical Poetics:

The map has been transformed (via a diffeomorphism) to make its graphical area proportional to the number of voters. Each county was then coloured according to the proportion of votes for Obama-McCain.

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love love love diffeomorphism pictures.

Notice how Texas, known for its ‘redness’ is more of a purple. The continuing changes in the population densities in the north and south have affected the traditional red and blue states. I’m eager to see what a 2012 cartogram would look like to mirror the new changes from the 2010 U.S Census Bureau.