After the recent Parliamentary elections in the United Kingdom, The Economist  posted a map showing election results with each of the 650 seats in the House of Commons shown as a hexagon.  The hexagons caught my attention because they reminded me of a misspent youth in role-playing games where maps based on hexagons made a regular appearance (“Nerds!”). Maps where political subdivisions of different size are given equal ink (or pixels) can reveal trends that would otherwise be obscured in urban areas.
I was able to create a similar shape file that gives equal weight to each of the districts in the U.S. House of Representatives:
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