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Lost Cause: Seeing America Through the Losing Candidates’ Map

If the winners write the history books, they also make the maps. As after every Election Day, we’ll soon see a variety of maps showing how the race was decided. They’ll differ in sophistication and type, but they’ll all show the same thing: Who won.

Here is the opposite view. We’ve mapped the counties that supported the losing candidate in every presidential election since 1828. Take a tour of history through the lens of the losers.

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