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Some of you may already have seen this interactive map. If not, check it out. The New York Times has done a sterling job. It is a great interactive tool to see how the voting panned out in the US election.

What is most fascinating, and no real surprise other than the sheer extent, is the difference between rural and urban voting trends. It is the same in the UK, as you can see here:

The urban centres carry such greater populations that though they appear tiny on a regular map (geographically) they are proportionally much more significant. This map shows the differences:

Looking at American politics and some of those statistics for the rural areas, where certain constituencies get less than 10% Democrat, can the Democrats ever win in these sorts of areas? And there are so many rural counties throughout the US.

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Jonathan MS Pearce

A TIPPLING PHILOSOPHER Jonathan MS Pearce is a philosopher, author, columnist, and public speaker with an interest in writing about almost anything, from skepticism to science, politics, and morality,...