Monday, October 21, 2013

How Your Representatives Voted on the Shutdown

The New York Times has published a map to try and explain the various factions at play in the House of Representatives during the recent government shutdown.

The Factions in the House of Represenatives map allows users to select various factions within both the Democratic and Republican parties, view the districts that they represent on the map and find out how they voted in the compromise to end the shutdown.

For example, the map shows that the Tea Party supporters, that voted heavily against any compromise, largely represent rural or Southern districts. While moderate Republicans who voted against the shutdown in the first place represent districts in populous states, mainly in the Northeast.

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