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Question 1: What does the following picture show?

  Population per Elector allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. For instance, 1=California, 2=Texas, 50=DC and 51=Wyoming.
  These maps show the amount of attention given to each state by the Bush and Kerry campaigns during the final five weeks of the 2004 election. At the top, each waving hand represents a visit from a presidential or vice-presidential candidate during the final five weeks. At the bottom, each dollar sign represents one million dollars spent on TV advertising by the campaigns during the same time period.
  Electoral votes by state/federal district, for the elections of 2004 and 2008
  These maps show the amount of attention given to each state by the Bush and Kerry campaigns during the final five weeks of the 2004 election. At the top, each waving hand represents a visit from a presidential or vice-presidential candidate during the final five weeks. At the bottom, each dollar sign represents one million dollars spent on TV advertising by the campaigns during the same time period.

Question 2: What does the following picture show?

  This graphic demonstrates how the winner of the popular vote can still lose in a hypothetical electoral college system.
  Population per U.S. Representative allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. Since DC (ranked 50) receives no seats in the House, its bar is absent.
  Certificate for the electoral vote for Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler for the State of Louisiana

Question 3: What does the following picture show?

  These maps show the amount of attention given to each state by the Bush and Kerry campaigns during the final five weeks of the 2004 election. At the top, each waving hand represents a visit from a presidential or vice-presidential candidate during the final five weeks. At the bottom, each dollar sign represents one million dollars spent on TV advertising by the campaigns during the same time period.
  Electoral votes by state/federal district, for the elections of 2004 and 2008
  Population per Elector allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. For instance, 1=California, 2=Texas, 50=DC and 51=Wyoming.
  This graphic demonstrates how the winner of the popular vote can still lose in a hypothetical electoral college system.

Question 4: What does the following picture show?

  This graphic demonstrates how the winner of the popular vote can still lose in a hypothetical electoral college system.
  Electoral College map showing the results of the 2008 US presidential election. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) won the popular vote in 28 states and the District of Columbia (denoted in blue) to capture 365 electoral votes. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) won the popular vote in 22 states (denoted in red) to capture 173 electoral votes. Nebraska split its electoral vote when Senator Obama won the electoral vote from Nebraska's 2nd congressional district; the state's other four electoral votes went to Senator McCain.
  These maps show the amount of attention given to each state by the Bush and Kerry campaigns during the final five weeks of the 2004 election. At the top, each waving hand represents a visit from a presidential or vice-presidential candidate during the final five weeks. At the bottom, each dollar sign represents one million dollars spent on TV advertising by the campaigns during the same time period.
  Electoral votes by state/federal district, for the elections of 2004 and 2008

Question 5: What does the following picture show?

  This graphic demonstrates how the winner of the popular vote can still lose in a hypothetical electoral college system.
  Electoral votes by state/federal district, for the elections of 2004 and 2008
  Certificate for the electoral vote for Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler for the State of Louisiana
  Population per U.S. Representative allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. Since DC (ranked 50) receives no seats in the House, its bar is absent.

Question 6: What does the following picture show?

  This graphic demonstrates how the winner of the popular vote can still lose in a hypothetical electoral college system.
  Certificate for the electoral vote for Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler for the State of Louisiana
  Population per Elector allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. For instance, 1=California, 2=Texas, 50=DC and 51=Wyoming.
  Population per U.S. Representative allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. Since DC (ranked 50) receives no seats in the House, its bar is absent.

Question 7: What does the following picture show?

  Certificate for the electoral vote for Rutherford B. Hayes and William A. Wheeler for the State of Louisiana
  Population per Elector allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. For instance, 1=California, 2=Texas, 50=DC and 51=Wyoming.
  These maps show the amount of attention given to each state by the Bush and Kerry campaigns during the final five weeks of the 2004 election. At the top, each waving hand represents a visit from a presidential or vice-presidential candidate during the final five weeks. At the bottom, each dollar sign represents one million dollars spent on TV advertising by the campaigns during the same time period.
  Cartogram representation of the Electoral College vote for the 2008 election, with each square representing one electoral vote.

Question 8: What does the following picture show?

  Population per Elector allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. For instance, 1=California, 2=Texas, 50=DC and 51=Wyoming.
  Population per U.S. Representative allocated to each of the 50 states and DC, ranked by population. Since DC (ranked 50) receives no seats in the House, its bar is absent.
  These maps show the amount of attention given to each state by the Bush and Kerry campaigns during the final five weeks of the 2004 election. At the top, each waving hand represents a visit from a presidential or vice-presidential candidate during the final five weeks. At the bottom, each dollar sign represents one million dollars spent on TV advertising by the campaigns during the same time period.
  These maps show the amount of attention given to each state by the Bush and Kerry campaigns during the final five weeks of the 2004 election. At the top, each waving hand represents a visit from a presidential or vice-presidential candidate during the final five weeks. At the bottom, each dollar sign represents one million dollars spent on TV advertising by the campaigns during the same time period.







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