I remember the first election that I followed the results of entirely online. It was the 2000 election. CNN was so bogged down with traffic that it took minutes for the page to load. I was using a T1 connection, so I had no shortage of bandwidth.
Tonight, there are a wide variety of very high tech approaches to covering the election on the web. I’ll be posting as I come across things as I work here in my Situation Room. I’ve got two computers running three monitors all displaying something different. At the moment, I have the New York Times on my secondary monitor. I’m surfing on my primary monitor, and I’m using my laptop to blog here.
At the moment, Obama has 87 electoral votes to McCain’s 8. The democrats have gained a seat in the House, and three in the Senate.
Here in North Carolina it looks like Kay Hagan has beaten out the incumbent Elizabeth Dole. In my district David Price has beaten Lawson. The North Carolina gubernatorial race is still too close to call, but Bev Perdue has a slight lead.
Here’s the nicest looking widget I’ve found so far for those of you keeping score at home: