The real U.S. political map

November 5, 2012

As anyone who has read this blog knows, the presidential election tomorrow is national in name only.  Yes, voters in all 50 states will cast ballots but what really matters is who voters in seven to nine swing states choose as their preferred president.

The two presidential campaign as well as the many and varied super PACs and other outside groups know that, of course, and spent their campaign dollars accordingly.

This two-minute video from the good folks at NPR is the best visual representation we have seen of how the campaign -- as viewed through the lens of where both sides are spending their dough -- creates a very different U.S. map than we are used to seeing. It's just terrific stuff.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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