Electoral-vote.com

I’m obviously interested in politics. Back in 2004 electoral-vote.com became a staple of any good political diet. In 2006, more coverage for the midterms. And now this past Primary season and on into the general election, it’s still rocking.

It wasn’t until this year that I found out the site is run by Andrew Tanenbaum. He wrote or co-wrote several of the texts for my classes over the past couple of years. It’s an inspiration to see what he’s done with that site. And just what has he done, you ask?

It’s data-heavy, but it’s still light enough to read. While he obviously has a liberal streak, he still does a good job of maintaining the truth. That, above all things, is the cardinal rule of gonzo journalism. You can have your opinion, but the moment you let your opinion influence your ability to tell a snark from a snipe, all is lost.

It’s in the interest of spreading that resource I’ve got the little banner over there. That and to help keep our eye on the prize, which is actually not to see Obama become the next president, and certainly not to see McCain become the next president. My goal for the 2008 United States Presidential Election is:

That both candidates electoral totals be prime numbers. At all costs.

17 521
29 509
47 491
59 479
71 467
89 449
107 431
137 401
149 389
179 359
191 347
227 311
257 281

-Adam