There really are two Americas, as seen in these two election maps.
First up, here’s a graphic from today’s New York Times (no link NYT? how retro) that breaks down Dem vs. GOP support by zip code. That’s a lot of red:
In today's print NYT: the most detailed election map we've ever printed: 30,000+ zip codes across a 4-page spread. pic.twitter.com/yjUHNSEvU2
— NYT Graphics (@nytgraphics) November 1, 2016
But the Washington Post has a map out today as well that basically says the NYT map is lying to readers because the population density of those red zip codes is so low:
— Chiqui Esteban (@chiquiesteban) November 1, 2016
Here’s a screenshot of the map from the article that shows the 160 counties that cast the same number of votes as the rest of the country:
There really are two Americas: one that’s urban that votes Democratic and one’s that rural and votes for the GOP.
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