A drop of water reflects the campaign poster of newly elected president Francois Hollande and a map of France emblazoned with the colours of the French flag. (Getty Images)

A drop of water reflects the campaign poster of newly elected president Francois Hollande and a map of France emblazoned with the colours of the French flag. (Getty Images)

Check out this awesome article on Playmaker Athlete Darren McFadden from the New York Times!!

Check out this awesome article on Playmaker Athlete Darren McFadden from the New York Times!!

Popular vote map 2016. This is why we must keep the electoral college. The president would be elected by a few densely populated areas and the rest of us would be ignored.

Popular vote map 2016. This is why we must keep the electoral college. The president would be elected by a few densely populated areas and the rest of us would be ignored.

Electoral Map by Partisanship, County, Population Density -- by Chris Howard. Good stuff at the link, including high-res version. Red/blue maps exaggerate geographically-arge but population-light areas. Mapping at county level, 100 votes per dot, this colorization is a clearer portrait of the very mixed US political landscape. Population density is much more clear - try scanning westward from the East Coast, or see the distribution of voters in Florida, shown in a closeup).

Electoral Map by Partisanship, County, Population Density -- by Chris Howard. Good stuff at the link, including high-res version. Red/blue maps exaggerate geographically-arge but population-light areas. Mapping at county level, 100 votes per dot, this colorization is a clearer portrait of the very mixed US political landscape. Population density is much more clear - try scanning westward from the East Coast, or see the distribution of voters in Florida, shown in a closeup).

The Spanish Election Map

The Spanish Election Map

In 2012, 160 counties cast about the same number of votes as the rest of the country. But, your run-of-the-mill election map won't show you that.

In 2012, 160 counties cast about the same number of votes as the rest of the country. But, your run-of-the-mill election map won't show you that.

The Spanish election map

The Spanish election map

Typical election maps fail to take into account for population distribution. This takes a slightly different look at the US based on the actual population distribution.

Typical election maps fail to take into account for population distribution. This takes a slightly different look at the US based on the actual population distribution.

Democrat Blue States Have 46 Percent More Murders Than Republican Red States. General Election Map (Final). Red States (R), Blue States (D).

Democrat Blue States Have 46 Percent More Murders Than Republican Red States. General Election Map (Final). Red States (R), Blue States (D).

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