A GIF of the Electoral Map, as It Evolved Over Time

See the states change colors before your eyes!

On Tuesday night, Atlantic illustrator Alex Hoyt tracked the election results as they streamed in, producing a series of gorgeous images we've now turned into an animated GIF. Watch as the states turn color in the order that they were called. The pivotal moment, when Obama hit 277 electoral votes to Romney's 201, comes about 10 seconds in.

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Brian Fung is the technology writer at National Journal. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and has written for Foreign Policy and The Washington Post.

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