A selection of useful links for monitoring in the run-up to the US Presidential elections on November 7th.
Commission on Presidential Debates
Official site for info on the debates; good source for history, qualifications, process, site selection, members.
There is a great site for MAPS at:
Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
This is a real fountain of information represented graphically with maps, pie charts and tables. It goes back to the
election of 1824.
Electoral College--National Archives and Records Administrative-- http://www.nara.gov/fedreg/elctcoll/index.html
This is the official USG repository for all things related to the Electoral college.
Another good site for history and general explanation is The Green Papers at http://www.thegreenpapers.com/
Best for day to day reporting is: Polling Report at http://www.pollingreport.com/
Campaigns and Elections--Odds
Best track record for professional political analysis and prediction of winners in all Federal contests (that includes
Election Night fun:
Two sites that could be of use at election parties are:
Be your own CNN and input winners state by state. Calculations are done by the website showing results on a map and by
numerical electoral college vote tallies
The site: http://www.avagara.com/e_c/ec_calc.htm
, lets you tally the votes, but does not have the colored map to go along with it.
For a chart of how many electoral college votes will be decided each hour based on time zone and closing time of polls
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