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 […]

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, […]

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) […]

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 […]

Map of the Democratic National Convention

The Washington Post has another interesting info-graphic from their political geography series, this time examining where states are placed on the floor of the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. […]

Barack Obama selects Joe Biden as Running Mate

Presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama selected fellow Senator Joe Biden of Delaware as his running mate.
Some links to more info about Joe Biden and some reactions to Obama’s choice.

Electoral Map Predictions – August 21st 2008

Barack Obama maintains a slight lead over John McCain in recent predictions FiveThirtyEight.com :Obama 272, McCain 266 Electoral-Vote.com : Obama 264, McCain 261, Tossup 13 Princeton Election Consortium :  Obama […]

Barack Obama vs. John McCain: 2008 US Presidential Election

With three months until the election, Democratic Senator Barack Obama and Republican Senator John McCain have started to lay the groundwork for their respective strategies for the November presidential election and both have spoken of reshaping the electoral map. The first steps of their general election strategies have been implemented and based on where they are campaigning and advertising it becomes clear what states they believe will decide the election.
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Barack Obama has outlined his electoral map strategy and identified 18 states that his campaign will target. Of the eighteen, four states were won by John Kerry in 2004 (Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin) and fourteen of these states were won by George W. Bush in 2004 (Iowa, New Mexico, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, Indiana, North Dakota, North Carolina, Montana, Georgia, and Alaska).
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John McCain has also outlined his electoral map strategy, which is to hold the states that George Bush won in 2004 and go after a Washington, Oregon, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota which John Kerry won in 2004. McCain also lists several states that seem to be solidly in his column, including Arizona, Kentucky and West Virginia, but neglects to mention Virginia, which is now widely considered to be a swing state this year.

Map Mash Political Maps

MapMash has a collection of political maps using google maps showing current members of congress and the state of the presidential race.

Mashup of US Electoral Map and Google Maps will allow you to interact with google maps to calculate 2008 US Electoral votes.This mashup will allow you load the map with previous election results and current polls.

Electoral Map Predictions – June 18th 2008

The websites, FiveThirtyEight.com and Electoral-Vote.com, are dedicated to predicting the electoral vote outcome of the upcoming presidential election and as of June 17th, both have Barack Obama headed for a 317 to 221 electoral vote win against John McCain.
– FiveThirtyEight.com Electoral Vote Prediction
– Electoral-Vote.com Electoral Vote Prediction

Patchwork Nation from the Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor’s Patchwork Nation project has grouped every US county into one of eleven community types and is following how the political climate develops during the presidential campaign […]