Mitt Romney visited President Obama for lunch at the White House today, and the final congressional recount ended in North Carolina. It's safe to say that the 2012 election is officially in the books. With the numbers official, it's time to revisit Salon's version of the electoral map, and see how the reds and blues have shifted.
As you may recall, we calibrate our state colors by taking into account not just presidential election results, but also senatorial, congressional and gubernatorial elections. We give each equal weight and generate a color from pure blue (see Massachusetts) to pure red (see Kansas). This gives a far more nuanced picture of how each state votes, and not just what they decide every four years.