I love infographics, and election time is a bonanza. So much power is what you choose to highlight in the image. BoingBoing has a post about an alternative view of the election returns, emphasizing the closeness of the election. The design and image are by Jeff Culver. This image is now online in a scanned form and an official online presentation ("by population").
See also this county by county map of the election results, again with the purple colouring that emphasizes how close the vote is.