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2006 Elections, interactive style
July 27, 2006 8:27 AM   Subscribe

New York Times 2006 interactive elections map. A really impressive guide to the current House, Senate, and governor races with all of the poll data and analysis a political junky could ask for; plus the ability to modify the maps by population, ethnicity, and income levels. It also allows you to play out scenarios. [registration may be required]
posted by blahblahblah (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
That's pretty cool, but I don't think I'll be following this year's election in horse racing style. 2004 shattered any joy I used to get from that. Also, as the paper of record that didn't publish Bush's FISA violations until after the 2004 elections, the NYT is an enemy of democracy and can go thoroughly fuck itself.
posted by squirrel at 8:42 AM on July 27, 2006


Maine is REPUBLICAN? Holy cow. Is that merely the Kennebunkport effect?
posted by rolypolyman at 8:44 AM on July 27, 2006


This is a great resource, but there are other interactive election maps out there that don't force you to register to use them, including Dave Leip's invaluable site.
posted by blucevalo at 8:44 AM on July 27, 2006


[registration may be required]

Die!
posted by jckll at 8:48 AM on July 27, 2006


Maine is REPUBLICAN? Holy cow. Is that merely the Kennebunkport effect?

It's the Olympia Snowe effect. I'm pretty sure she could be legally dead and still win an election there.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:27 AM on July 27, 2006


Also: this is a fantastic tool. When you're a political junkie the Congressional election results are like the Superbowl.

I'm annoyed that Kos and MyDD haven't done the bi-weekly outlook posts like they did in 2004. I also miss that guy who did the daily electoral poll count map... one for the senate races would have been awesome.
posted by XQUZYPHYR at 9:31 AM on July 27, 2006


blahblahblah, Excellent post. It's an interesting map. Educational. Thanks.

squirrel, Care to share more about the NYT? I'm unfamiliar with what you're talking about and would like to know.
posted by nickyskye at 9:39 AM on July 27, 2006


Also, as the paper of record that didn't publish Bush's FISA violations until after the 2004 elections, the NYT is an enemy of democracy and can go thoroughly fuck itself.

Same goes for Mother Nature! How DARE she send Katrina AFTER the 2004 election!!!
posted by dw at 9:42 AM on July 27, 2006


Nick, dw: have you two been living in a cave? You didn't know that the NYT had the NSA wiretapping story before the 2004 election, but chose to say nothing for over a year? Allow me to google for you.
posted by squirrel at 10:18 AM on July 27, 2006


squirrel, Actually, I was out of commission for a year undergoing chemo/radiation and didn't keep on top of the news. But poor widdle me excuse aside (handy to cover up ignorance about a lot of things, lol) I just didn't know. Thanks for the education.
posted by nickyskye at 11:19 AM on July 27, 2006


Bah! Kids today with their chemo! When I was a lad, we drank TAR! Seriously, though... glad to help. Now go tell five others.
posted by squirrel at 12:01 PM on July 27, 2006


FISA, not FEMA.
posted by grubi at 12:18 PM on July 27, 2006


So if the two Senate tossups go Dem, then the split is 52/48 to the Republicans. Lumping RINOS Snowe & Chafee over to the Dems side gives us an evenly split Senate, (with Cheney as the tie-breaker)

Coolness.
posted by leotrotsky at 1:34 PM on July 27, 2006


Unfortunately, the absolute best case for the Dems in the Senate looks much worse than the best version for the GOP.

The House, by the way, is 220 R, 202 D, and 13 toss-up. Doesn't look even close.
posted by blahblahblah at 2:51 PM on July 27, 2006


(Incidentally, one of my favorite things about this site is how useful it is for Internet political talk. It lets you directly link to any outcome you would like, using the little "copy to clipboard" button in the lower right. I view it, to extend the football analogy from before, as having my own version of John Madden's white lightpen he uses to draw on the screen and illlustrate plays.)
posted by blahblahblah at 2:53 PM on July 27, 2006


There are several house seats in Georgia that are marked as >10% R margin in 2004, but D current representative. Anyone know what's up with that?
posted by equalpants at 5:05 PM on July 27, 2006


...upon examination of the results, I guess it's just an error. 5 of them should be >10% D margin, and the other should be <5% D.
posted by equalpants at 5:10 PM on July 27, 2006


Bah! Kids today with their chemo! When I was a lad, we drank TAR!

LOL!
posted by nickyskye at 11:58 AM on July 28, 2006


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