Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Presented Without Comment

The Daily Kos Election Scoreboard.

See you on the other side.

5 comments:

CareForMeNot said...

I stayed up and watched the vote come it... the joys of insomnia, but have you seen North Carolina's voting... 50% 50% and 1%... surely somethings wrong there???

CfMn

SpaceSquid said...

Guess someone got lazy with their rounding system and it hit an odd result. 49.6%, 49.6%, 0.8% or something. Given the margin of error for the counts, I'm not sure them adding up to 100% is necessary anyway.

Senior Spielbergo said...

What really impresses me about the whole thing is that they had a massive cross country election (including outlying regions like Hawaii) with over 100,000,000 votes taking place during the day and they were able to announce it and have Obama giving his acceptance speech by 23:30 that night (their time obviously). That’s a bloody quick turn around. Over here we didn’t manage to announce the St Peters Constable result until after midnight and that only had 1,600 votes!

Pause said...

I was just thinking the same thing.

And the incorrect sum reminds me of the Simpsons ep where Quimby goes for re-election, and Kent reports:
"The results are in: for Sideshow Bob, one hundred percent; and for Joe Quimby, one percent. And we remind you there is a one percent margin of error."

SpaceSquid said...

"Over here we didn’t manage to announce the St Peters Constable result until after midnight and that only had 1,600 votes!"
Doesn't Parish law demand that each vote "be marked twixt the shoulder blaydes of a cow or other beast o' meat or burden". ? That's probably what slowed the process down.

I thought about Joe Quimby as well, Pause.