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Election Day Resources

Postby Yakk » Tue Nov 04, 2008 6:53 am UTC

A simulation and prediction website:
http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/
He'll be updating his models as actual election results come in, generating projections in real time.

C-SPAN live coverage (including CBC feed):
http://www.c-span.com/

CNN's election results:
http://www.cnn.com/ELECTION/2008/

Fox news election results:
http://elections.foxnews.com/index.html

Wikipedia 2008 election:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._presi ... tion,_2008

Election Protection (if you want to know your rights):
http://www.866ourvote.org/

NPR coverage:
http://www.npr.org/templates/topics/top ... picId=1102

Google 2008 voter information maplet:
http://maps.google.com/maps/mpl?moduleu ... r-info.xml

The Horse's Mouth: Live video streaming of results from AP
http://www.ap.org/elections2008/

Video your Vote channel:
http://www.youtube.com/videoyourvote
will contain information about voting locations that are having problems.

Iowa Elections Market, Winner Take all, Presidential 2008:
http://iemweb.biz.uiowa.edu/graphs/graph_PRES08_WTA.cfm

Electoral Vote predictions:
http://www.electoral-vote.com/

More poll aggregation:
http://www.pollster.com/

BBC results:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americ ... 697829.stm

Care to post any more?

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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby roc314 » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:22 am UTC

Thank you. This is quite an extensive (and useful) list.

C-SPAN's website, doesn't update until 1800 Eastern Time.
http://www.cspan.org/#
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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby Yakk » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:32 pm UTC

More poll aggregation:
http://www.pollster.com/
See the yellow, faint blue, and faint red states? Those states are not a given.

Solid red/blue states? If the people who didn't vote but supported one candidate all showed up the polls, while the other side didn't, they would flip.

The Robot vote:
http://www.uwire.com/Article.aspx?id=3460890#
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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby mosc » Tue Nov 04, 2008 8:50 pm UTC

Anybody know when the networks are going to start airing exit polls and things start getting updated? 6pm eastern?
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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby Garm » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:00 pm UTC

mosc wrote:Anybody know when the networks are going to start airing exit polls and things start getting updated? 6pm eastern?


I think that's when the first polls start closing. Go to 538 (link above) and read Nate Silver's analysis of exit polls and why they suck. It's really interesting.
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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby Yakk » Tue Nov 04, 2008 9:54 pm UTC

http://www.latimes.com/news/printeditio ... 6934.story

First exit poll data will be coming out ... in about 9 minutes. They are executing a quarantine to prevent bad data from leaking out, and starting to release numbers at 5 pm EST (2 pm LA time).

The networks were not appreciative four years ago when early exit polls were leaked and widely misinterpreted, spurring premature Democratic glee and some to congratulate "President" Kerry. Following that debacle, the National Election Pool, the consortium of networks and The Associated Press that run the exit poll, set up a hermetically-sealed quarantine room for use on Election Day. Only three representatives from each of the sponsoring organizations are allowed in - they are denied cellphones and Internet access and they are also escorted to the bathroom.

Instead of getting data at 1 p.m. as in previous years, no one other than those in quarantine has access until 5 p.m. This arrangement held in 2006 and throughout this year's primaries. There is no reason to think it will break down today. Therefore, any numbers you may see before 5 p.m., even those that purport to come from the exit poll, are likely fabricated.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/behind ... exits.html

With the gotchas:
At 5 p.m. others at the networks and subscribers, including The Washington Post, get access to certain exit poll data. We have subscribed to the national exit poll and state polls essential to our election coverage.

Some will post numbers shortly after 5 p.m.; we will wait a bit to assess the validity of the data. No matter what you see, please remember that these early numbers are very preliminary - only interviews conducted through early afternoon will be included in the first release; in the case of west coast data, it'll be only morning interviews. Moreover, the first round of data has been adjusted to expectations gleaned from pre-election polling and historical vote patterns. These may be off the mark in this epic election, or not.

Whatever the case, these data should be treated with great caution. As the night goes on, we will get more and more complete information from the exit poll and from actual vote returns. It is a process.
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Postby Indon » Tue Nov 04, 2008 10:23 pm UTC

I'd just like to say, thanks for the awesome resources.
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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby GreaterSteven » Wed Nov 05, 2008 1:52 am UTC

The electoral vote map keeps putting MA, NH, VT, and ME red.

Maybe they're working with early exit polls?


But it's still very wrong.

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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby RealGrouchy » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:23 am UTC

I've added a couple to the original post, including C-SPAN's streaming video. C-SPAN2 is carrying the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's stream.

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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby KingLoser » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:31 am UTC

RTÉ are doin good coverage for those on this side of the Atlantic.
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Re: Election Day Resources

Postby The Spherical Cow » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:41 am UTC

I find that Al-Jazeera English always brings a bit of a different viewpoint to events.


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