Red states are hot!
I flipped on CNN today as I grabbed a quick lunch in my apartment and noticed that the weather map looked strikingly similar. Here’s a map from Weather.com:
And here are some maps from a University of Michigan page displaying the results of the 2004 US presidential election (blue is democrat, red is republican):
County map, with shading representing proportions of voters:
County map, binary:
State map, binary:
I will avoid making political statements, but you can insert your favorite red state/blue state jokes at your leisure.
Update: In retrospect, this is just silliness. The correlation isn’t actually very good… but the map of red and blue states is very roughly weather-correlated (though I’m no meteorologist).
All I can say is that it’s very nice to be spending the summer in a city where today’s high is 73 degrees F.
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