A new interactive atlas that looks at the 2008 US presidential election precinct by precinct reveals how deep-rooted geographic trends still affect party affiliation.
“You can see pretty dramatic voting changes when you literally cross a street,” says Jonathan Rodden, professor of political science and director of the Spatial Social Science Lab (SSSL) at Stanford University. “But you have to go below the county level to see it.”
“Now you can look at a place like Brooklyn and see, from voting patterns, where you cross from an African-American neighborhood to an Irish one,” Rodden says.
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