Must-see: If only white men could vote…

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Buzzfeed created five maps to show “how the 2012 election would have played out before everyone could vote.”

Here’s how Tuesday’s results would have looked if America went by pre-1850 standards when only white men could vote:

Of course, this is how the election actually went because, oh darn, EVERYONE could vote:

Be sure to check out BuzzFeed’s other maps of how the election would have played out before women and 18 year olds could vote.

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