Wow, this looks like an electoral map.

I decided to compile the number of each state’s 100 largest cities I can name into a map.

cities_named

…wow, this looks like an electoral map. Let’s actually go ahead and see how that compares to the current electoral map.

In the following map, orange states are those in which I can name fewer cities of the above criterion than the state has electoral votes. For blue states, I can name at least as many cities of the above criterion than the state has electoral votes. The darkest shade of orange and blue represent a factor-of-two difference in the respective direction.

cities_named_electoral_proportions

My total state-top-100 named-cities count (392) falls 146 short of 538, the number of electoral votes in the electoral college.

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