Election Cartograms

I'm a sucker for cool looking visualisations (as Wired's InfoPorn section used to champion). Ones that are useful are even better of course.

Michael Gastner, Cosma Shalizi, and Mark Newman from the University of Michigan have distorted maps of the US according to state populations to give us a better idea of how the votes were distributed and it really is quite stunning.

Via WorldChanging