World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 

US Elections: Links

A selection of useful links for monitoring in the run-up to the US Presidential elections on November 7th.

Presidential Debates:

Commission on Presidential Debates
http://www.debates.org/

Official site for info on the debates; good source for history, qualifications, process, site selection, members.

Electoral College:

There is a great site for MAPS at:

Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections
http://www.uselectionatlas.org
This is a real fountain of information represented graphically with maps, pie charts and tables. It goes back to the election of 1824.

Electoral College--National Archives and Records Administrative-- http://www.nara.gov/fedreg/elctcoll/index.html
This is the official USG repository for all things related to the Electoral college.

Another good site for history and general explanation is The Green Papers at http://www.thegreenpapers.com/

Polling:

Best for day to day reporting is: Polling Report at http://www.pollingreport.com/

Campaigns and Elections--Odds
http://www.campaignline.com/odds/index.cfm
Best track record for professional political analysis and prediction of winners in all Federal contests (that includes Hillary)

Election Night fun:

Two sites that could be of use at election parties are:

An electoral college calculator: http://www.jump.net/~jnhtx/ec/ec.html
Be your own CNN and input winners state by state. Calculations are done by the website showing results on a map and by numerical electoral college vote tallies

The site: http://www.avagara.com/e_c/ec_calc.htm, lets you tally the votes, but does not have the colored map to go along with it.

For a chart of how many electoral college votes will be decided each hour based on time zone and closing time of polls see:
The Green Papers: http://thegreenpapers.com/Electors.html#Clos

Don’t know who to vote for? Answer SelectSmart’s questions, and it will tell you who you views most closely parallel:
http://www.speakout.com/SelectSmart/

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

New IPCC Report: ‘Unprecedented Changes’ Needed To Limit Global Warming

Limiting global warming to 1.5°C will require “far-reaching and unprecedented changes,” such as ditching coal for electricity to slash carbon emissions, says a special report that finds some of the actions needed are already under way, but the world must move faster… More>>

ALSO:

Jamal Khashoggi: UK, France, Germany Join Calls For Credible Investigation

Germany, the United Kingdom and France share the grave concern expressed by others including HRVP Mogherini and UNSG Guterres, and are treating this incident with the utmost seriousness. More>>

ALSO:

MSF Not Wanted: Nauru Government Shows Continued Callousness

The Nauruan Government’s decision to ask Doctors Without Borders to immediately leave shows continued callousness towards asylum seekers desperately seeking a safe place to call home, Green MP Golriz Ghahraman said today. More>>

ALSO:

Sulawesi Quake, Tsunami: Aid Response Begins

Oxfam and its local partners are standing by to deploy emergency staff and resources to the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, as an estimated 1.5 million people are thought to be affected by the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit on Friday. More>>

ALSO:

Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships: UN Rights Chief Applauds Indian Decision

“This is a great day for India and for all those who believe in the universality of human rights," Bachelet said. "With this landmark decision, the Indian Supreme Court has taken a big step forward for freedom and equality...” More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC