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United States Electoral College Cartogram

Step 1

Single Selection

Select the color you want and click on a state on the map. Right-click on it to remove its color or hide it.

Hold Ctrl and move your mouse over the map to quickly color several states. Holding Ctrl + Shift has the opposite result.

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Step 2

Add the title you want for the map's legend and choose a label for each color group. Change the color for all states in a group by clicking on it.

Legend Style
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Step 3

When ready, select Preview Map. To download the map: Right Click -> Save Image or select Download Map. In case you want to change something, select Edit. To start over, select Clear All.

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Quick info:

  • This map depicts the United States by each state's total electoral votes.
  • The Electoral College consists of 538 electors, and an absolute majority of at least 270 electoral votes is required to win the election.
  • You can see how many votes each color group has inside the corresponding color box. The totals are updated each time you color or uncolor a state.
  • In all but two states, electoral votes are 'winner-take-all', meaning the candidate winning the popular vote normally receives all of that state's votes. Maine and Nebraska have adapted the 'congressional district method', and their votes can be colored distinctly on the map.
  • More details can be found in this blog post.