Green! Purple! Green! Purple!

After the 2004 elections, we’ve all seen the state-by-state results maps:

red/blue election results map

But the other day, it occurred to me that I’d seen this kind of political process before on a certain T.V. show. Everyone sniping at the other side, unwilling to listen to reasoned arguments, insults flying everywhere… That map had the wrong colors. Here’s a more accurate map of the 2004 U.S. presidential elections, state-by-state:

green/purple election results map

Fans of the T.V. show Babylon 5, who are currently busting a gut with laughter, will need no explanation. For the others, you can read an episode description here.

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