Red Vs Blue
- here's a map of county outcomes from the 2004 Presidential Election. http://images.scripting.com/archiveScriptingCom/2004/11/04/2004countymap3.gif
- Nov11'2004 - the editors of The Stranger wrote the Urban Archipelago to make the same point.
- This page has a nice pair of county maps/cartograms from the 2016 Donald Trump/Hillary Clinton election.
Tom Wolfe on the anti-democrat resentment. I think support for Bush is about not wanting to be led by East Coast pretensions. It is about not wanting to be led by people who are forever trying to force their twisted sense of morality onto us, which is a non-morality. That is constantly done, and there is real resentment... I cannot stand the lock-step among everyone in my particular world. They all do the same thing, without variation. It gets so boring. There is something in me that particularly wants it registered that I am not one of them.
Scary slave-state map http://thechrisproject.com/images/map_nowvsthen.jpg
(The citizens of) which states pay the most in federal taxes, vs which states receive federal money.
I think that rather than state-level clustering, a better model is the Urban Archipelago.