Back to visualizations
Drill-Down Mapping Dashboard
Tableau allows users to easily drill into data as displayed by the Lovelytics Presidential Election Map dashboard, showing casing Presidential Election results from 1976 to 2016.
To start, users are presented with a state view of election results. Upon selecting a state, two separate views are generated and the dashboard reformats to provide an intuitive experience. The new layout showcases a county-level view of the selected state as well as Top Democratic and Republican vote counts.
Maps are a great way to understand the history of our nation. The maps show in this visualizaton illustrate the state-level popular vote results from 1976 to 2012. The popular vote is the total number of votes cast for a candidate by voters in the 50 states and Washington, D.C. The candidate who gets the most votes is said to have won the popular vote. It is important to note that the popular vote is not used to determine who is elected the nation’s president. Therefore, it is possible for a candidate to win the popular vote and end up losing the election. There have been 5 presidential elections in which the winner last the popular vote – 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000 and 2016.