SIAS geographer Larry Knopp quoted in election story

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SIAS geographer Dr. Larry Knopp is quoted in a story on election mapping published by ProPublica, a high-profile, independent national nonprofit investigative news outlet. 

Read more at "Lost Cause: Seeing America Through the Losing Candidates' Map," by Lena Groeger, ProPublica, November 7, 2016, https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/lost-cause

In this lengthy, but fascinating, piece, faculty from Ohio State University, Washington University (St. Louis), University of Washington, Georgetown University, University of Virginia, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the University of Sheffield provide commentary and insight into voting history and geography.

Knopp is the expert cited in two "stops" the author makes on a "tour" of presidential election history, as seen through maps of which counties voted for the losers from 1828 to the present. Knopp's contributions are in the section called "The New England Flip," and "The Mississippi River Clusters."

Knopp directs the Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies program in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences.

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November 9, 2016