A nice interactive map of daily sunlight.

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A modern representation of old rail and ferry routes in the mid-atlantic.

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Nice laser cut maps of a number of cities based on openstreetmap vectors.

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Three very nice articles analyzing voting patterns:

Razor thin margins in important swing states:

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What counties swung to the other party:

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And an elegant but slightly hard to understand look at urban/rural differences:

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I love how people will spend hours reading yelp to find the best tacos in town, searching for the cheapest flights for their next vacation, looking for costume accessories on etsy, comparing reviews of their next phone upgrade or amazon purchase, yet base their vote for leader of the free world on facebook rants and memes. The reviews are in. The information is available. Go read it. I will try to post some well designed site and tools to help below.

Vote411
Find personalized info on your voting locations, view down-ticket matchups, and any referendum items.

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Ballotpedia

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FiveThirtyEight
Want to know how the latest polls look? 538 has the most reliable analysis

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Draw Your Own Electoral Map (CNN)
Try your own hand at allocating electoral votes.

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Well, actually all maps lie, in some ways or another. This is a nice article about what is wrong with election maps, and some weird maps that try to make them lie less.

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Here’s a font geek post exploring the typography of Star Wars through the years.

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I don’t think most people realize how many Russians died during WWII and how that defined the rest of the 20th century. The below videographic tells the entire WWII story in detail.

A beautiful interactive chart of causes of death according to age. (via Washingtonpost)

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How tech and culture evolve together.

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A beautiful language tree by sssscomic.com.

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DC is number 1!!!!! WOOHOOO!!!

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