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2016 U.S. Elections: 50 Interactive visualizations…

As the US Presidential race heats up, check out the top interactive maps and data visualizations already produced.

September 26, 2016

In just a few hours, the 2016 Presidential election in the United States enters a new level, with the first debate between the Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton and her Republican opponent, Donald Trump. And in this particular election, to “get to another level” is saying a lot, because, let’s face it, the bar is already pretty high – or pretty low, depending on your point of view.

An unprecedented election in so many ways, none of which as significant as the fact that it’s the first time a woman gets nominated by a major american party to run for President. Hillary Clinton will hopefully make history in November, 8, and today she has an unique opportunity take a major step towards that end. The first of three debates will be held at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., moderated by Lester Holt, the anchor of NBC Nightly News. It’s expected that a record-breaking audience will follow the event on television, Internet live streams and social media.

We thought this would be a good time to take a look at how the media has been using interactive visualization to tell the stories of these elections. We gathered 50 online visualizations and interactive specials that pretty much cover the uniqueness of this race in all its multiple forms. As expected, all the major news outlets in the US are present in this selection, as well as several international ones, and we close with projects from other websites, companies and independent designers.

And we’ll definitely make a follow-up post closer to November, so feel free to let us know of other interactive visualizations out there about this topic – we’ll probably miss some good ones, so just drop us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

Who Will Be President? | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Who Will Be President?
(image: The New York Times)

Only 9% of America Chose Trump and Clinton as the Nominees | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Only 9% of America Chose Trump and Clinton as the Nominees
(image: The New York Times)

At Least 110 Republican Leaders Won’t Vote for Donald Trump | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic At Least 110 Republican Leaders Won’t Vote for Donald Trump
(image: The New York Times)

How much money someone makes may be a good indicator of whether their state will vote for Clinton or Trump | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How much money someone makes may be a good indicator of whether their state will vote for Clinton or Trump
(image: The Washington Post)

How Every New York City Neighborhood Voted in the Democratic Primary | The New York Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How Every New York City Neighborhood Voted in the Democratic Primary
(image: The New York Times)

Your debate | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Your debate
(image: The Washington Post)

The definitive net worth of Donald Trump | Forbes

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The definitive net worth of Donald Trump
(image: Forbes)

Elections 2016 – Presidential Poll Tracker | USA Today

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Elections 2016 - Presidential Poll Tracker
(image: USA Today)

Swing states: how changes in the political landscape benefit Trump | The Guardian

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Clinton and Trump: Who Voters Are Watching on YouTube
(image: The Guardian)

Clinton and Trump’s demographic tug of war | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Clinton and Trump’s demographic tug of war
(image: The Washington Post)

Poll: Redrawing the electoral map | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Poll: Redrawing the electoral map
(image: The Washington Post)

How our polling compares with past presidential election results in every state | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How much money someone makes may be a good indicator of whether their state will vote for Clinton or Trump
(image: The Washington Post)

Track the votes in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Track the votes in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington
(image: The Guardian)

2016 delegate count: who’s on track to win the presidential nominations? | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 2016 delegate count: who's on track to win the presidential nominations?
(image: The Guardian)

AP Election Buzz | Associated Press

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic AP Election Buzz
(image: Associated Press)

Candidate Match Game | USA Today

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Candidate Match Game
(image: USA Today)

Trump Nation | USA Today

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Trump Nation
(image: USA Today)

Donald Trump: Three decades 4,056 lawsuits | USA Today

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Donald Trump: Three decades 4,056 lawsuits
(image: USA Today)

Because Scott Walker asked | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Because Scott Walker asked
(image: Andy Kriebel)

The new Republican center of gravity | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The new Republican center of gravity
(image: The Guardian)

Who gives money to Bernie Sanders? | Los Angeles Times

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Who gives money to Bernie Sanders?
(image: Los Angeles Times)

How to vote | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How to vote
(image: The Washington Post)

Hillary Clinton got a big boost from the convention. What happens next? | The Guardian

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Hillary Clinton got a big boost from the convention. What happens next?
(image: The Guardian)

A Field Guide to Red and Blue America | The Wall Street Journal

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic A Field Guide to Red and Blue America
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Presidential election poll tracker | The Financial Times

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Presidential election poll tracker
(image: The Financial Times)

What Republicans and Democrats have disagreed on, from 1856 to today | The Washington Post

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic What Republicans and Democrats have disagreed on, from 1856 to today
(image: The Washington Post)

Who will win the presidency? | FiveThirtyEight

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Who will win the presidency?
(image: FiveThirtyEight)

United States of Trump | NBC

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic United States of Trump
(image: NBC)

12 ways to rig an election | Fusion

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 12 ways to rig an election
(image: Fusion)

Inside conservatives’ Hail Mary plan to win the presidency forever | Fusion

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Inside conservatives’ Hail Mary plan to win the presidency forever
(image: Fusion)

The candidates and their worth | Forbes

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The candidates and their worth
(image: Forbes)

The candidates to the US presidential election | El País

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The candidates to the US presidential election
(image: El Pais)

The race for the White House | El Tiempo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The race for the White House
(image: El Tiempo)

2016 Presidential Election Results | Politico

 Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 2016 Presidential Election Results
(image: Politico)

How the US President is elected | O Globo

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How the US President is elected
(image: O Globo)

Curious facts about the American Presidents | UOL

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Curious facts about the American Presidents
(image: UOL)

#Election2016: US Presidential Candidate Twitter Buzz | Twitter

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic #Election2016: US Presidential Candidate Twitter Buzz
(image: Twitter)

What That Election Probability Means | Flowing Data

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic What That Election Probability Means
(image: Flowing Data)

Trump and the Media: a text analysis | The Data Face

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Trump and the Media: a text analysis
(image: The Data Face)

US Presidential Election 2016 | Brandwatch

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic US Presidential Election 2016
(image: Brandwatch)

2016 U.S. Presidential Candidate Coverage and Traffic | Parse.ly

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic 2016 U.S. Presidential Candidate Coverage and Traffic
(image: Parse.ly)

The Will of the People | Luc Guillemot

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Will of the People
(image: Luc Guillemot)

Clinton and Trump: Who Voters Are Watching on YouTube | Google Trends

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic How to Become a C.E.O.? The Quickest Path Is a Winding One
(image: The Google Trends)

US Election History | Kenneth Field

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic US Election History
(image: Kenneth Field)

Clinton vs. Trump: The Battle for the Presidency | Andy Kriebel

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Clinton vs. Trump: The Battle for the Presidency
(image: Andy Kriebel)

POTUS Prediction: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? | Miquel Pellicer

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic POTUS Prediction: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
(image: Miquel Pellicer)

Elections in Search 2016 | Google Trends

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic Elections in Search 2016
(image: Google Trends)

The Presidential candidates on drugs | Cornerstone Recovery Center

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Presidential candidates on drugsPartial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Presidential candidates on drugs
(image: Cornerstone Recovery Center)

The Donald | Jan Diehm

Partial screen capture of the interactive infographic The Donald
(image: Jan Diehm)

 

That’s it for this special round up, but for an even bigger selection of US Elections-related graphics and visualizations, check out our Pinterest board.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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