Your political views aside, if you love information visualizations, you should be excited about the Republican primaries. They are a great source of relatively rich data at a decent scale, and hopefully there will be some good work that comes of them. The data has a time dimension, four different candidates, 50 states, 2,286 total delegates with 120 independent delegates not tied to any regions. This is a decent set of numbers with some interesting relationships between the dimensions of the data. There will hopefully be too many visualizations of this data to count, but the most high-profile visualizations (and those that are seen by most people) will come from the major media outlets such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post.
Let’s look at what they’ve done with Republican primaries data so far.
The New York Times has a pretty large visualization department, so... keep reading