VSL:WEB // Geek out on the lost art of politics

Chaos rules in Washington. Tonight’s presidential debate may or may not take place. But you can prep for most eventualities by poring over the maps you’ll find at the Voting America database. Brought to you by the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond, these insanely detailed, fully interactive electoral maps are sure to unleash your inner Karl Rove. (And then you must re-leash him.)

Here’s how it works: Want to watch an animated map that breaks down third-party votes in the 1912 presidential campaign? Click here. Want to see who voted against Lincoln in 1860? Done. Want a chief executive who’ll keep this nation afloat? Better get out and vote on November 4!

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