US-Election Liveblogging (UPDATED)

Ich sammle hier mal so die Links, die ich heute abend zur US-Wahl lesen werde. Jetzt kommen so langsam die Storys rein, die nicht mehr nur pure Spekulation und Bullcrap sind. Relevantere Dingsbumse werde ich auf Facebook und Twitter nochmal betonen. Ich werde vor allem die Berichterstattung der NYTimes (die für heute die Paywall runtergefahren haben und live auf Facebook kommentieren) und der Washington Post, guter Startpunkt dort: The Fix’s Election Night Viewer’s Guide. Dazu schmeisse ich mir den CNN-Livestream an (weitere Livestreams zu US-Nachrichtensendern findet man hier, Alternativen gerne in die Comments) und beobachte Reddit (und ab und zu /b/, weil… you never know).

Hier die ersten paar Links, die grade so reingerutscht sind (abgesehen vom bescheißenden Wahlcomputer):

Facebook Stories: America Votes 2012 – Watch the nation vote in real time: „This map is a representation of people on Facebook who clicked an Election Day prompt to share with their friends that they’re voting in the 2012 US election. The information displayed on Facebook Stories has been anonymized and aggregated. The map displays bursts of activity as people share that they’re voting. The size of each burst matches the number of people voting in that region right now. The histogram shows a record of activity over time, with an additional breakdown by gender and age.“ (Blogeintrag dazu: Election Day 2012 on Facebook)

Wired: Gesture analysis reveals what Obama and Romney care about

[update 17:48] Google Plus Latest Trends: Search Interest in Obama & Romney

Bild oben: Comics with Problems: „Howdy, it’s Election Day in the U.S., so for Comics with Problems #53, here’s a complete set of the “Good Government Comic Book” series, an obscure and very amusing set of three comics geared towards the importance of voting, in 1960. Some of it’s a bit off target and out-dated. (Apologies for the “Dumb Blonde In the Office” line, for example.) But on the whole, these are pretty awesome comics.“

[update 19:08] Hier nochmal die beiden hervorragenden Tools der NYTimes: The Electoral Map und 512 Paths to the White House.

Die Republikaner lassen sich mal wieder beim groß angelegten Bescheißen erwischen, diesmal in Ohio: Is the GOP stealing Ohio? „Uncertified, “experimental” software patches have been installed on machines in 39 counties of the key swing state.“

[update 21:50] Obama pullt am Wahltag dann noch einen Gangnam (nein, er tanzt nicht rum). Damit dürfte die Wahl wohl endgültig für Romney gelaufen sein, Obama hat sich seinen Joker bis ganz zum Schluß aufgehoben:

“I just saw that video for the first time,” Obama replied. “I think I can do that move. But I’m not sure that the inauguration ball is the appropriate time to break that out.”

“Maybe,” he concluded, “do it privately for Michelle.”

[update 22:37] Tweet von Barack Obama: „This guy’s counting on you.“

Guardian: America: Elect! The action-packed journey to US election day in graphic novel form

[update 0:13] Obama surft in den letzten Stunden am Wahltag nochmal auf Reddit vorbei. Oder einer seiner Praktikanten.

Reddit, this is important: I want to thank you all again for the reception you gave me in August for my AMA. Good questions. Definitely not bad. I’m checking in because polls will start closing in this election in just a few hours, and I need you to vote. Millions of Americans have stepped up in support of this campaign over the last 19 months, and today we decide what the next four years look like — but only if we show up.

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