This GIF tells the story of Red America vs Blue America

Reading Dan Balz's terrific piece over the weekend about the reddening (and blue-ing) of state legislatures (and governorships) in recent years set us to digging through the Internet for other ways to visualize the red-blue movement over the decades.  Thanks to the "Map Porn" subreddit  -- yes, that is the real name -- we came across this great GIF that details the county-by-county presidential results in presidential elections from 1960 through 2004.

Of particular interest to us: 1) The remarkable impact that Ross Perot's 1992 independent campaign had on the map 2) The reddening of the middle of the country in 2000 and 2004 3) The George Wallace effect in the South in  the 1968 campaign. What strikes you? (Click on the map for a bigger version.)

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

politics

the-fix

Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Comments
Show Comments
Most Read Politics

politics

the-fix

Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Chris Cillizza · December 31, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.