I’ve been aware of the urban-rural divide ever since I read City Mouse-Country Mouse, but this graphic of the last election really put things in perspective:
Found while reading this post by Ed Stephan at The Carpetbagger, which has some other useful links. And this chart:
This really seems like the strongest argument I’ve seen yet for eliminating the electoral college, which continues to give rural areas a disproportionate percentage of the vote.
(via Political Animal)