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Nov 19, 2019
Even graphics published by major news outlets don't always contain the whole truth, says Alberto Cairo, author of "How Charts Lie."
In the aftermath of the 2016 election, Democrats and Republicans shared differing maps that highlighted their respective strengths, wrote Alberto Cairo. Above, people gather in Times Square on Nov. 8, 2016, Election Day.
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