Muddy America 2020 : Vote Populations & Margins of Victory

by   Larry Weru   Larry Weru   in    math 

2020 US Presidential Election Interactive County-Level Vote Map

This 2020 Presidential Election Muddy Map shows county-level vote margins and vote density in a 2-dimensional scale.

If this is your first time viewing a Muddy Map, click here to read more about Muddy Maps, the problem they address, and the maths and colour theory behind the two-dimensional key.

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Interactive - hover over counties to learn more about their vote totals and margins. You can double-click to zoom in.

What's new in the 2020 edition?

While the 2016 Muddy Map uses vote totals on the vertical scale, this 2020 version has been upgraded to use vote density (in Votes / km^2). This more accurately accounts for disparities in land area, since county areas can vary by three orders of magnitude.

Current upper fence: 50.66 Votes / km^2


This map is regularly updated with the latest data that we receive. Votes are still being counted. Some counties in this map may have incomplete data, and relative vote totals may still be in flux. In addition, we don't have Alaska vote data processed yet, so Alaska is blank, for now.


  • Data provided by Fox News, Politico, and New York Times.
  • Charting library licensed by HighCharts.

This story was outlined using Columns, the Cornell Notes App

Larry Weru

Lawrence's contributions are featured by Fast Company, TEDx, and HackerNoon. He’s a "Notable Nole" alumnus of Florida State University with degrees in Studio Art and Biological Science, and Harvard Medical School Media and Medicine class of 2021. He illustrates the sciences for a more just and sustainable world.