The past four years have seen great gains in snazzy election-tracking technology. For Election 2008, millions more voters and overseas observers will be able to get all their information from the Web, if they so desire. Here are some resources to get you started.
CNN’s Electoral College calculator is one of a few similar tools floating around the Web. It lets you play around with the U.S. map, clicking on states to turn them red or blue. Divvy up the swing states, look at the 2004 results and see which candidate will win under different scenarios. CNN will also be live streaming its political coverage on the site, so you can have a TV-like experience.
USA Today’s Electoral vote tracker is like CNN’s tool, but has mapped results from every election dating back to 1960.
NPR’s Election Map has four interactive maps, one each for the presidential, Senate, House and gubernatorial races.
Twitter’s Election 2008 section will be providing quick, succinct reports on Election Day results and events. On this page you can see tweets from all Twitter users talking about election topics. These include major news sources like Talking Points Memo and Time magazine.
WNYC, New York’s NPR station, will be inviting the public to blog alongside the station’s staff, which they also did for the final presidential debate.