FiveThirtyEight’s star statistician, Nate Silver, tweeted out a pretty scary image Friday morning, presumably due to Donald Trump‘s recent remarks about nuclear weapons.
After tweeting about the need to expand on America’s capabilities, Trump followed up on Friday by hinting at nuclear proliferation and saying “let it be an arms race.” Trump’s comments contradict decades of American policy on this front, and his comments have set the political world ablaze with concerns and questions.
Silver then tweeted a new kind of electoral map, showing which states would survive a nuclear war that theoretically destroys most of America.
Here's what the electoral map would look like if only people who weren't burnt to a crisp in the nuclear holocaust voted. pic.twitter.com/MsrkuOjZWi
— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 23, 2016
So basically, Wyoming, Alaska and Hawaii would be the only states that would survive.