New Zealand ’08: What to watch for on election night

Polls close in New Zealand at 7pm NZDT (5pm AEDT). I'm not sure how long the count will take, but I should be liveblogging from 5:15pm AEDT. I thought I'd run through what are the key points to follow.Labour-National marginal seats - DON'T bother...

Glenrothes shock as Labour holds on

A brief note that the Labour Party has held onto the Scottish seat of Glenrothes in yesterday's by-election. The seat was expected to fall to the Scottish National Party when the by-election was triggered, but since the financial crisis Brown has been performing better...

Electoral maps

Via Crikey, Manhattan tech blogger Jason Kottke has posted a variety of different organisations' maps used to display results in the US presidential election. They are all interesting to look at the different styles, but there's two I wanted to post in particular, from...

US08: Summary of results part 2 – Congress

The SenateThe Democrats have picked up at least six Senate seats:Virginia North Carolina New Hampshire Colorado New Mexico Oregon, which was only declared today after a close count.Three other races could end up going to the Democrat. In Alaska, despite the polls, convicted felon Ted Stevens was re-elected, 48%...

US08: Summary of results part 1 – the Presidency

Barack Obama has been elected 44th President of the United States. In addition to winning all of those states won by John Kerry in 2004 (Hawaii, the three West Coast states, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC and everything to the northeast, including...

Liveblogging USA

5:22pm - So I'm going home. With the Presidency, it appears that Obama will pick up North Carolina and Indiana, while Missouri will go to McCain. Montana is going down to the wire, with McCain just taking the lead, with a lead of 850...

Just f**king vote already! The US election prediction thread

With twenty-four hours to go until polls close in the first states in the US election, I thought it was a good time to make predictions and look at the state of the race. The Pollster.com national average has Obama leading McCain by 7%...

This Week in Satire: November 3

Two clips today from the Daily Show last week.

NZ update: United Future and key electorate polls

With six days to go before the New Zealand general election, there has been little change in the campaigns. The opinion polls retain the essential elements:National leads the polls, with the party running close to 50% support. Labour trailing in the mid-to-high 30s. Greens the clearly...

Why Pennsylvania?

John McCain's campaign has focused much of its energy on Pennsylvania, despite remaining well short of winning the state in most polls. At first glance, the state appears to be a tough ask, which it is, but McCain's Pennsylvania strategy reflects his overall difficult...