Election Articles

It’s Official: Blogs Are Media

Forget waiting for some federal shield law to be passed: the Federal Election Commission (FEC) has determined in two separate rulings yesterday, that blogs are, in fact, media, as reported by TechCrunch.

DailyKos Receives FEC Media Exemption

The prominent liberal bias of the DailyKos site has long infuriated conservatives, but the Federal Election Commission said those opinions don’t violate election laws.

Washingtonpost.com Launches Tool For ’08 Election

The washingtonpost.com has launched the "Issue Coverage Tracker," a new application that compares the amount of press coverage between candidates and the major issues of the 2008 presidential race.

Hitwise Watches 2008 Candidates

Hitwise announced yesterday their new Election 2008 Data Center. With only fourteen months to the next election, it’s a darn good thing they started now.

Okay, joking aside, it is a good thing they’ve started now: everyone else seems to have started.

Hitwise To Scrutinize Election 2008
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If you are a serious political junkie, then life just got a little better, as Hitwise has launched a new Election 2008 Data Center that offers online usage data about the 2008 U.S. presidential election.

NBC, NY Times Partner For ’08 Election

The New York Times and NBC News/msnbc.com said today they would work together on coverage of the 2008 presidential election.

Search Isn’t Finding Candidate Stands On Issues

Though it is estimated 42 percent of voters use the Internet to find information about Presidential candidates, those voters are not being served as well as they could be.

Election Attention Goes To Romney, Obama

Candidates for the 2008 Presidential election have been vying for the attention of Internet users, with Barack Obama and Mitt Romney gaining the most.

Hilary And Mitt Making A Mint

Another useful service has emerged from OpenSecrets.org, the site that tracks Congressional fundraising, with a look at how Presidential candidates spend what they have earned.

Yahoo Runs For The White House

The creation of the Presidential Election 2008 "über site" at Yahoo represents the portal’s desire to be the ‘town hall for voters across America.’

YouTube’s Role in Election 2008

YouTube is diving into political waters with their voter education initiative YouTube You Choose 08. The new initiative is designed to allow political candidates to communicate with voters about their campaigns using video.

2008 presidential hopefuls who currently have their own channel on YouTube are Republicans Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and Mitt Romney. The Democrats are Hillary Rodham Clinton, John Edwards, Barack Obama and Bill Richardson.

Changing Root Bridge Election Results

Your BCMSN and CCNP studies will include mastering the details of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP).

Schmidt: Internet Will Determine Next Election

The most recent round of elections had a lot of people thinking about the Internet’s role in politics. Most onlookers agree that it is becoming increasingly important; Google’s CEO, Eric Schmidt, believes that politicians must adapt. “The ones that take advantage of this most effectively will be the ones that will be the winners of the next election,” he said.

Boring Google Earth US Election Maps

Not sure if anyone else noticed this or not but did you catch the graphics that are being used by ABC news and Good Morning America etc… to show the results of the election?

Ask Takes Facts To Election Day

The Smart Answers team at the Ask search engine have put together some helpful sections for voters seeking more information about the US elections taking place today.

Computer Voting Woes On Election Day

As we all head out to vote on our favorite candidates and issues on this Election Day ’06, a bigger question looms in the minds of many as we recall the well-documented disorder of elections’ past: Will my vote really even count?

Nielsen: Republicans Outnumber Dems Online

NetRatings, a Nielsen property, published a report today comparing Internet usage along political party lines. The findings also catalog top websites among both Democrats and Republicans, indicating a wide disparity in online interests between the partisan groups.

Dems To Set Off Election Google Bomb
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The search warfare crews we all remember from the 2004 elections (you know, the “miserable failure” ones) are not taking the upcoming midterm election lying down, or even taking for granted reconfiguring of a Congress with a 16% approval rating. The Google-bomb is already set, and is ticking menacingly.

AOL Stumping For Election Blogging

The election season is upon us, and although the next US President won’t be elected for two more years, there are plenty of Congressional races taking place that could change the balance of power in the House and possibly the Senate.

Democrats Apply Election Laws To Bloggers

Political bloggers beware. Democrats on Wednesday halted a bill designed to amend election laws to exempt bloggers from massive federal election regulations. The vote went pretty much down partisan lines with only 46 Democrat out of over 200 voting in favor of the bill.

Iranian Election Day: What Does It Mean

The Iranian elections will be underway in a few short hours. This has been a hotly contested election, pitting many different factions against one another. To most westerners it may seem like a typical election: the conservatives vs. liberals, traditional value vs. new values, and younger voters vs. older voters. In some ways it is a typical election but in many more, it’s not.