2008 presidential election by population

The states are sized to match their population, not acreage.

On such a map, for example, the state of Rhode Island, with its 1.1 million inhabitants, would appear about twice the size of Wyoming, which has half a million, even though Wyoming has 60 times the acreage of Rhode Island.

Map by Mark Newman, Department of Physics and Center for the Study of Complex Systems, University of Michigan, who has more maps.