By Chris Wilson
See which states Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are expected to win based on the latest polls
When it comes to political warfare, the Republican party has the superior ground game—literally.
A glance at the map of any recent presidential contest confirms this. Due to their dominance in large, low-population states like Wyoming and the Dakotas, Republicans appear visually to command a dominant lead even when the actual results are very close.
To remedy that problem, Gott and fellow cosmologist Wes Colleyinvented a map that visualizes each state with blocks according to the number of electoral votes it receives, such that the area of red and blue exactly corresponds to the results of the electoral college. TIME developed an interactive version of this map below that you can populate with a variety of different forecasts for the 2016 election.