Have any of you data journalists visualized election results in such a way that *includes* non-voters?
For example, 40% voted for x, 35% voted for y, 15% didn’t bother to vote, and 10% never even registered. Yay, x wins! 🙄
A great chart would have y-axis upper bound be population represented in the district, then stacked ghost bars would be registered voters in parties & stacked solid bars would show actual votes
I think turnout would be 100% if we could only vote up 1 candidate but could vote down as many as we want. Voicing displeasure removes a mandate
@scott @freakazoid @ted the “honest election results” by Welt for German election of 2017 https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article168983338/Das-ehrliche-Wahlergebnis-der-Bundestagswahl.html
@scott I did a little thing for a local mayoral election here in Austria, showing the shares of the winner and runner up based on the eligible voters (came up as turnout was about/below 50 percent): https://www.drawingdata.net/ibk2018/ (from left to right it shows eligible voters, turnout and votes for the leading candidates, the inner circle is the run-off-result)