I’ve gotten a couple of requests for the raw data we used in putting together the maps for last weekend’s story on Oklahoma voting by precinct for president.
I got the data from the state Election Board as part of its massive file detailing election results by precinct for all state races. You can download the presidential part of the data as an Excel spreadsheet here. (650k file) Our searchable database is here.
More Oklahoma maps in PDF format:
Also, if you’re curious about a little different way to present the precinct information, I created a “purple” map here. This map blends the colors between blue and red depending on how Democratic or Republican a precinct voted.
It’s an idea borrowed from a Princeton University professor, Robert Vanderbei, who did something similar for the 2004 presidential election. He’s also done some more work for the 2008 election. Along the same lines, a University of Michigan professor created some interesting maps using a variety of techniques.
Written by Paul Monies