2020 U.S. Election Mapped: What happened to TrumpLand?

On November 3, the United States residents elected their new President to lead the nation for the next 4 years. Joe Biden will be the oldest President, at 78 years old. His running partner, Kamala Harris, will be the first Black woman and South Asian origin to serve as U.S. vice president.

Donald Trump the first U.S. president since George Bush in 1992 and the 11th incumbent in the nation’s history to lose a bid for a 2nd term, and Joe Biden got the largest percentage of the popular vote against an incumbent since 1932. Biden won 306 electoral college votes compared to 232 for Donald Trump. The turnout rate in the 2020 elections was 66.9%, comparing to 55.7% in 2016.

The maps below present the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election, according to results published by Fox NewsPolitico, the New York Times, and Alaska.gov.

These maps overall don’t look too different from 2016. Joe Biden won the majority of the people, Donald Trump won the preponderance of the land.

The Democrats are more concentrated geographically. According to the Brookings Institute, U.S. counties that voted for Joe Biden estimated 70% of U.S. economic output, with dense, high-GDP metro areas even in red-leaning states preferred the Democratic party. The one hundred most productive U.S. counties alone estimate for approximately 50% of U.S. output, and all but a few supported Joe Biden.

2020 Presidential Election Map By U.S. County
U.S. Election map 2020
2016 vs. 2020 U.S. election maps
US election results 2016U.S. Election map 2020
If Each State’s Most densely Populated County Decided The Winer: 2016 vs 2020
If Each State’s Least densely Populated County Decided The Winner: 2016 vs 2020

The percentage of support for each presidential candidate varied significantly across the country.

Candidate Preference Map
Map of the U.S. Election 2020
2016 vs. 2020 U.S. election maps
Map of the U.S. election in 2016Map of the U.S. Election 2020

Here’s what the presidential election map looks like when considering vote margins by blending each blue and red vote within each U.S. county.

U.S. Presidential election 2020: choropleth unclassed blended hue
Choropleth unclassed blended hue map of U.S. Presidential election 2020
2016 vs. 2020 U.S. election maps
Election 2016

The election saw the highest voter turnout since 1900. Joe Biden had received more than 81 million votes, almost 15 million votes more than Hillary Clinton, and 18 million more votes than Donald Trump did in 2016. But, Trump also did better in 2020 than in 2016, winning 11 million more votes than he did 4 years ago. He got over 74 million votes in 2020.

Below is the map that shows both vote margin and votes population.

2020 election map colored by voter margin and vote total
Map of U.S. Presidential Election 2020 (Vote margin + Total Votes)
2016 vs. 2020 U.S. election maps
Map of U.S. Presidential Election 2016 (Vote margin + Total Votes)Map of U.S. Presidential Election 2020 (Vote margin + Total Votes)

Four years ago, I made maps of the Trumpland and Clinton Archipelago that have been viewed by millions of people. I found it interesting to see how these maps would look based on the 2020 election results.

What happened with TrumpLand?
Trumpland 2020
Trumpland 2016 vs. 2020
What happened with Clinton Archipelago?
Biden Archipelago
Clinton Archipelago 2016 vs. Biden Archipelago 2020

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