Election Map 2012: Orange County Transit Tax Referendum

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Total votes: 200

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Damon that's a great set of tools you used in creating the density enhanced map.  Is it possible for you also to do a simpler map that JUST shows % vote -- maybe a band for under 40%, one for 40-50, 50-60, 60-70 and 70+% with the dark blue being the highest % yes

I love this Damon.   People like to find themselves on a map.  :)   And that adds to the usefulness of the map. Toward that end, the only improvement I could suggest would be to make the roadmap layer a transparent overlay on the density/color map so that road names would be visible in the high population density areas.

If you click "View larger map" it's fairly easy to see road names if you zoom in.

Thanks to my friend Brad (who I believe may be a wizard), we now have a cartogram of the transit referendum results. You may be familiar with the cartograms created by Mark Newman for the past few presidential elections.

In the cartogram below, Orange County's precincts have been resized to reflect the number of ballots cast in the transit referendum. In other words, precincts with more ballots cast in the referendum are shown larger than precincts with fewer ballots cast. The direction of the vote is shown with the same red-blue color scale used above. The bluer the precinct, the greater the support for the referendum. Click the image for a larger version.

Cartogram of 2012 transit referendum

 

 

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