Watching the elections results come in on election night is like watching fantasy football about halfway through Sunday.
During election night they say, “22102 of the 88209 of the precincts are in. It looks like so-and-so is in the lead by xx points. The other guy needs xx points to get in the lead”
During fantasy football Sundays we say, “2 of the 8 players have played. It looks like so-and-so is in the lead by xx points. I need xx points to get in the lead.”
That’s why people like watching election results come in, it’s just like watching fantasy football and trying to predict the winner.
Just like sometimes I don’t watch the results come in for fantasy football on sunday, often I do not watch the results come in for elections. Maybe the election coverage can take a tip from fantasy football and make their coverage more like fantasy football. IDEA: I’d like to have a sample ballot online before I vote. Ok, this is being done. Nice. BUT I want to be able select who i want to vote on my computer. Then I can either print out my ballot or send it to my iPhone, so when I got to vote in person, I have that record. Ok. Following me? Now that I have my preferences/votes saved online. When the actual election results come in, this website can give me the results in a fantasy football style. All the guys I voted for are on my team and I see how they are doing. PEOPLE WOULD EAT THAT UP!
live election updates via the iphone of which offices you voted for. that’d be very nice. It’s 2010. this should be possible already. I bet it’s possible in most European nations. Our nation doesn’t like government. Our nation would rather succumb to the self-focused profit-at-all costs-suffocation-of-the-middle-class greed of corporations.
Our nation is run by people who love cars and roads and will continue to pour money into cars and roads instead of trains.