Noteworthy News and Links: 10-6-2008

A few interesting news stories from the past few days… New York Times: Economic Unrest Shifts Electoral Battlegrounds with Multimedia presentation| As economic news worsened, the electoral map shifted in […]

McCain pulling out of Michigan

John McCain’s campaign is pulling resources from Michigan and suspending advertising to focus on more competitive states elsewhere.  Obama now leads McCain by a significant margin Politico:  McCain pulling out […]

2008 Electoral Map Predictions: 10-3-2008

32 days until election day Senator Barack Obama appears poised to change the electoral map and has several routes to 270 electoral vote.  Senator John McCain now finds himself defending […]

Track the Electoral College Vote Predictions

TheTakeAway.org has created a great way to track and visualize the various electoral vote predictions from around the web, including Real Clear Politics, FiveThirtyEight, Intrade, the New York Times and […]

2008 Electoral Map: 9-30-2008

Five weeks until election day and the electoral map provides Senator Barack Obama several routes to 270 electoral vote. The easiest of which appears to be to hold the 2004 […]

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Votes Against the Wall Street Bailout Map

10/3 Update: Map of repackaged Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 from The New York Times Details on the Republican and Democratic representatives who voted to reject a $700 billion rescue […]

2008 Electoral Map: 9-23-2008

Six weeks until the presidential election and the electoral map tilts back towards Barack Obama after John McCain brief post-convention lead. FiveThirtyEight.com :Obama 312, McCain 226 Electoral-Vote.com : Obama 264, […]

2008 Senate Election Predictions as of 9-20-2008

Current polling for the 2008 Senate elections indicate that the democrats will pick up a few seats in November further increasing their majority over the republicans. FiveThirtyEight.com and CQ Politics […]

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US Military Presence Worldwide Timeline Map

Mother Jones magazine has created an interactive map showing US troop deployments around the world from 1950 to 2007. The vast majority of the world’s nations have or previously had […]

Pork per Capita State Map

States receive disproportionate amounts of federal money in the form of congressional earmarks, often referred to as “pork”. The Republican ticket for president represents both ends of the spectrum with […]

Rival Tickets Are Redrawing Battlegrounds

The recent New York Times article Rival Tickets Are Redrawing Battlegrounds contains an advertising spend map and campaign stop maps showing where John McCain and Barack Obama are making campaign […]

Map of the Republican National Convention

The Washington Post examines where states are placed on the floor of the Republican National Convention. In Denver, the Democrats sat every delegate from a swing state (except for Ohio) […]

Digital History: Interactive Timeline Map of US History

Digital History is the University of Houston’s project to use “new technologies to enhance teaching and research”. Their interactive timeline map of US history shows the nation expanding, states forming and the population growing. Significant political and cultural events are plotted on the map, which can be clicked on for more information.

* Digital History: Interactive Timeline Map of US History

John McCain selects Sarah Palin as Running Mate

Senator John McCain has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to be his running mate. With Alaska’s three electoral votes fairly safe for Republicans, this choice was clearly not based on […]