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The 2008 election and online video have had a lot of special moments together: The CNN-YouTube primary debates. Obama Girl. Will.i.am‘s “Yes We Can.” Saturday Night Live’s “Fey-lin” skits. And even though those examples might lean to the left, online video isn’t just a liberal thing. […]

The 2008 election and online video have had a lot of special moments together: The CNN-YouTube primary debates. Obama Girl. Will.i.am‘s “Yes We Can.” Saturday Night Live’s “Fey-lin” skits. And even though those examples might lean to the left, online video isn’t just a liberal thing. Both the Obama and McCain campaigns have active YouTube accounts, and in September, the McCain account had nearly three times as many average views per video as its rival’s. And no fewer than nine outlets offered live online video of the presidential debates.

But those were simply viral videos and two-hour events coming straight from the official debate stream. For election night, the fun starts early and could continue all night. There will be red and blue states to call, voter fraud to police, polling lines to record, partisan parties to tune into, and pundits, pundits, pundits. For those who want more detail, perspective or partisanship than TV broadcasts offer — or for the election-obsessive looking to build a multi-platform election night command center — we’ve sniffed out a few of the election night options to choose from. Continue Reading..

Image credit: CNN. This article also appeared on BusinessWeek.com.

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  1. Michael Wilson Friday, October 31, 2008

    Great article and interesting points.
    I use a widget to keep track of the progression of polls. The widget shows the election polls by strength of states.
    In addition to other different graphical visualizations of data, this one displays the progression of votes over time.
    Hereby you can see how/if the states have moved!

    It gives a great overview and it is updated as the polls come in!

    http://www.youcalc.com/apps/1221747067033

    … and its easy to put on your blog and fits in your sidebar!

    Make a difference, keep on voting!

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