This land mass we call home

I was recently choosing an image for another blog and I wanted to use a topo map of the US like this one —

relief map

— but on my search I found a neat blog, Big Thinks, that compiles interesting data maps under the tag Strange Maps. My search led in a few directions from there.

I’m fascinated by this NYT map showing our country physically divided in two – Clinton’s America on the left  as an archipelago, and Trump’s eroded land mass with lakes, on the right. This is according to 2016 election results.

I’m including some data from the article, and head over to the NYT if you want to see the beautiful full color illustrated versions of the maps.

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