Trump loves to show the world the overwhelmingly red, county-by-county map detailing his surprise 2016 electoral-college victory. It is a thing to behold, I guess, although it helps to remember that the small blue-colored areas simply show the places where voters actually live (cities, towns, urban areas) while the red shows where, on average, they don’t (rural areas). None of this stops Trump from touting his map as evidence the greatest political win since the invention of political wins.
That map popped into my head while I was semi-following Trump’s ill-attended rally in Tulsa, OK, last Saturday. One picture in particular, of a lone supporter sitting in the upper reaches of the mostly-empty arena, seemed to flip the map’s color scheme on its head, and bode ill for an incumbent who’s dropping like a rock in the polls.