Screengrab via @NateSilver538/Twitter

What would the electoral map look like if only [insert thing] voted?

Makes you think.

Feb 28, 2020, 10:25 pm*

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Miles Klee 

Miles Klee

As we continue to hurtle toward an election that could tear a hole in the fabric of political space-time as we know it, everyone is crunching the numbers and trying to predict exactly how it might go down. Or, in the case of data wonk Nate Silver, what would happen in purely hypothetical cases.

Wow! Crazy, illuminating stuff. Thankfully, both genders have the vote, so we needn’t overly concern ourselves with this sort of breakdown.

https://twitter.com/samfbiddle/status/786284327202152450

OK, well, sure, technically, but that doesn’t have any bearing on—

I don’t know if that’s actually—

Very cute, although we should be focusing on—

https://twitter.com/ajchavar/status/786285934987837441

Oh come on.

I just… help…

No more. Please, no more.

https://twitter.com/splendor/status/786275481926504456

This isn’t helping.

WE GET IT.

Let me die now.

Fine.

Sure.

I am genuinely upset.

Leave me alone, I beg of you.

https://twitter.com/jwherrman/status/786286728101367808

THAT’S THE SAME MAP AS BEFORE.

Must… look… away…

Well, can’t dispute that one.

Honestly, how do we even know there’s a map under there?

https://twitter.com/JohnGHendy/status/786290434746245120

Will give it a pass for the Simpsons reference.

https://twitter.com/libbycwatson/status/786289305857720322

Sounds… kind of lovely.

Right. Sure.

https://twitter.com/DPD_/status/786247830293782528

Fair enough.

https://twitter.com/zdarsky/status/786254551368110080

Apology accepted.

Oh no. We’re getting meta now.

These are dark times indeed.

https://twitter.com/FuckTheory/status/786293708790652929

Ah, the sweet bliss of nuclear annihilation. All is well. But if you get the chance, don’t forget to vote. Or you may not like how the final map looks.

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*First Published: Oct 12, 2016, 5:46 pm