Wisconsin recall election results, 2012, in graphics

Two views of the Wisconsin recall election, in which Governor Scott Walker (R) survived a challenge from Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett (D). With 93% of precincts counted, Walker leads 54% to 45%.

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel results map shows who won which county:

Picture 1

The New York Times coverage also shows the margin of victory, which puts the map into stark relief:


Compare this with the less clear Huffington Post interactive recall results margin graphic, which shows percentage size of lead on a county by county basis; that over-weights the color of rural counties, and underestimates the size of the urban difference in the total vote count.


On, Wisconsin.


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