Since my last post, Obama has climbed to 118 electoral votes while McCain is only up to 17. Obama took New York and Maine while McCain picked up Alabama. I’m using the New York Times website for my numbers here. Google is saying Obama: 195, McCain 70.
I’ve got to start off by giving kudos to Fox News for having the most useless election coverage I’ve found so far. As is customary they give a US map, but where you expect to see color coding based on current reporting there is but one color to the whole nation. You have to move your mouse over a state to see the results.
So far I think I’m most impressed with the NY Times site, you get great color coding of states and counties with light coloring indicating a lead and dark coloring indicating a “victory.” Of course, these are victories being called by the news media based on the polling results as they trickle in. The NY Times site also gives you all the local info you could want by letting you zoom in to state level. This is a great example of a quality web application.