Best iPhone friendly election results site/app?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by j-a-x, Nov 6, 2012.

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    j-a-x

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    I am going to be traveling tonight (election night) and I want to keep up to date with the election results as they roll in. Can anybody recommend some good websites / apps that give good mobile friendly election results? I remember last year, there were a bunch of sites which were flash only and didn't work on my iPhone. Maybe most of them will support html5 this year but who knows. I downloaded one app which was recommended by tuaw (election 2012) but it seems like it just has news, not actual results. I picture something with a map of each state showing the percentage of votes counted, results etc.

    thanks! :)
     
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    BFizzzle

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    wait there is an election going on today?
     
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    j-a-x

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    :p
     
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    BFizzzle

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    on a serious note.

    www.politico.com

    they have an app too.
    "live" results
     
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    r2shyyou

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    The CNN "portal" mentioned below is optimized for iPhone but doesn't appear to include the map that is available via the full site:

    Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57545282-1/our-favorite-free-apps-for-election-day-2012/
     
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    donrsd

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    Cnn
     
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    Interstella5555

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    I've used www.electoral-vote.com since 2004 (while working elections during 2 of those cycles) and seems the best to me. They also apparently have a mobile app these days.

    On a side note, I don't care what your political leaning is, please go vote. It's important and it's your civic duty. Please, please participate in the election.
     
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    Plutonius

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    Most of the news apps should show the results.

    I have to disagree with the "just go vote" statement. Instead, research the candidates and then vote. Voting without researching is much worse. If you don't want to spend the time researching, please don't vote.
     
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    Interstella5555

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    I was hoping I wouldn't have to say "educate yourself and then vote" but yes, I agree.
     
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    j-a-x

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    Thanks guys. I ended up using the Politico.com app. I don't really like Politico's reporting, and the map wasn't as nice as I would have liked (not HTML5, not cocoa native, just a webpage embedded in an app), but it did the trick. Maybe next election we'll have some nicer election tracking apps.
     

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