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And the winner is ...

Congratulations to David Homol of Moon Middle School in Moon Township, Pennsylvania!

Out of the 8,373 entries we received in our "You Call the Electoral Vote!" contest, only David and four other JS readers filled in the map correctly--286 electoral votes for George W. Bush and 252 for John Kerry. From those five entries, we selected one winner at random. As our winner, David will receive a $500 U.S. Savings Bond. The other four students will each receive an illustrated history of the White House for their outstanding work. They are: Melissa Milbrandt of Jefferson Middle School in Madison, Wisconsin, and Allison Copelan, Brennan Pore, and Zachary Peck of Chatham Charter School in Slier City, North Carolina.

At right, the 2004 electoral map is shown as a cartogram. A cartogram is a map that conveys statistics visually. In this case, each state is sized according to the number of its electoral votes. The cartogram, which divides the U.S. into four regions, shows that the election was far closer than the ordinary electoral map suggests. Why do you think the two maps look so different?
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Title Annotation:Geoskills Contest Results
Publication:Junior Scholastic
Date:Jan 10, 2005
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