from Sysomos Blog by Sheldon Levine
Today is a very important day to the people of the United States of America. It?s election day. A day that has been four years in the making. As I sat down to collect some social data around the two candidates last night I saw many a pundit on television talk about how the race was looking a little too close to call. Well, social data seems to be telling that same story.
from Mashable! by Todd Wasserman
from Mashable! by Alex Fitzpatrick
The people of the United States will choose their president today. According to the latest opinion polls Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are still in a dead heat. This is also because voters are hesitant to choose either candidate, commentators write, criticising both Obama and Romney for failing to provide convincing solutions for the pressing problems they face.
from WhirledView by Patricia H. Kushlis
By Patricia H. Kushlis
The final question at a talk on civil discourse by James A. Baker at the Wilson Center on Monday, October 23, 2012 raised the specter of another razor-thin election reminiscent of 2000. A subsequent headline in theWashington Post suggested that the 2012 presidential election is so close that the Electoral College could split evenly between Obama and Romney. Later, the revised headline which more accurately describes the story was that the popular vote and the Electoral College vote could be at odds but this time with Obama winning the Electoral College and Romney the popular vote.
It?s the 21st century! Why aren?t we voting online yet?
India has had a complicated relationship with the United States for most of its independent history. Things are better now – but Indians still do watch the election closely, fearing a return to old tensions.
Our New Orleans columnist, queuing at the voting booth, opens himself up to taking the full measure of the moral and political bluster around him
The weather has turned in America. And the situation has nothing to do with global warming. Or icebergs melting. Or seas rising.
from Hurriyet Daily News
After a busy marathon campaign, the American electorate will now have a say as to who becomes their next president with the entire world watching
Election Day is here, and it’s time for our live-chat to discuss how this cycle’s campaigns have changed, with the advent of social media, memes, online organizing and fundraising, instant fact-checking, targeted ads and so much more.
Below is an interesting infographic put together by AddThis, a social measurement firm that used data insights to predict the election based on social sharing data. The infographic shows how AddThis predicts battleground states will vote as well as detailing the most shared topics and a confidence level.
On this Election Day, U.S. Presidential Election betting odds at OddsChecker make the incumbent President Barack Obama the prohibitive favorite to win the election, as President Obama goes off at ca. 1/6 odds to win, while challenger Mitt Romney goes off at ca. 4 to 1 odds to win.