I have QGIS.
I have a current shapefile of the political boundaries of Alaska's boroughs and census areas, acquired from the state's GIS engineers.
I have a PostgreSQL DB of AK election results going back to 1996 that I have beaten until it produces results by borough and census area.
All I want to do is make pretty little results maps that paint the political subdivisions degrees of red and blue.
I have absolutely no idea where to start or where to look for guidance. Can anyone point me in the direction of a "QGIS for Drooling Imbeciles" type of guide?
I had previously been using the MapViewer 7 and MapViewer 8 software, but this poses problems because the AK gsm sample files that come with the software are relentlessly inaccurate.