A Technologizer Guide to Election 2008

By  |  Monday, November 3, 2008 at 11:31 am

Depending on your views of politics, Tuesday either brings relief from the endless assault of political ads or the most exciting day of the year. With technology quite prevalent in this election, we here at Technologizer thought we’d might compile some of our favorite spots to watch the day’s events.

See our picks below the fold…

From the Left…

Daily Koshttp://www.dailykos.com
Arguably the go to weblog for all things progressive, Markos Moulitsas has made a name for himself over the past six years by providing the liberal “netroots” a spot to both vent their frustration with the Republicans as well as becoming a starting point for the re-emergence of the Democrats. Especially neat is the site’s own polling, done by Research 2000, and state maps which will allow you to view results county-by-county and compare them with previous elections results rather easily. This will be the spot to watch for election irregularities — in 2004 it had considerable reporting of the voting problems in Ohio.

From the Right…

RedState – http://www.redstate.com
This site is probably the closest that the right has to a site like the Daily Kos. The site has provided quite a bit of good analysis on the race from a conservative viewpoint, and will be a good resource for what Republicans are thinking as Election Day unfolds, win or lose.

Number Crunching

FiveThirtyEight – http://www.fivethirtyeight.com
Although it may come with a bit of a leftward slant (the creator was a well-known diarist on Daily Kos whose projections on the Democratic primaries were nearly flawless), FiveThirtyEight has emerged as one of the standout election projection sites this year. Nate Silver has taken his experience in the sports projection business and applied it to politics, and the result has been one of the most comprehensive projection sites available. Worth a look.

Political Overload

RealClearPolitics – http://www.realclearpolitics.com
RCP is just chock full of news clips, polls, blogs, and anything else you can think of when it comes to all things political. As the above site may have a bit of a liberal slant, the analysis here seems to be more on the conservative side. That said, I personally have noticed this election season that they have been much more balanced. (For what its worth, their projections have been quite accurate — then again they’re just averaging polls).

We’ll be adding more to this throughout the day and on Tuesday, so keep checking back. If you have any suggestions, by all means leave us a comment!

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