The color purple

472,320—number of votes John Kerry received in Harris County, Texas (Houston’s county, where Bush 41 lives and Bush 43 lived).
467,746—number of votes John Kerry received in the City and County of San Francisco and Multnomah County, Oregon (Portland) combined.

1,188,006—number of votes George W. Bush received in Utah, Idaho, and Wyoming (the three most Republican states) combined.
1,187,873—number of votes George W. Bush received in Massachusetts (John Kerry’s home state) and Vermont (Howard Dean’s home state) combined.

(all numbers from CNN)

(yes, I do understand the relative population sizes involved)

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