Monday, December 16, 2019

Politico visualizes why the Blue Wall crumbled in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan

The latest piece I've read in Politico is a multimedia experience about why Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan became more Republican in the 2016 election.

The article combines video, audio—and visualizations that are as straightforward as they are thoughtfully designed. I particularly like the heat map at the beginning of the piece, but the line graphs that support the three reasons the authors offer for the shift—Trump-Obama voters in Pennsylvania, young voters in Wisconsin, and African-American voters in Michigan—are also quite nice.