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:

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:

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:

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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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