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40 Interactive resources

With less than a month to go to the voting, we take a look at the resources and interactive graphics available

October 4, 2012

We’re less than a month from knowing who’s going to be the next President of the United States and things are heating up now with the presidential debates, so we thought it would be interesting to take a look at what kind of interactive graphics and resources have been made about the elections.

Most of the works presented here come from U.S. websites, either from major news channels as well as independent websites. It’s a big selection, ranging from complex visualizations to the traditional electoral maps, so take your time and we hope you enjoy it.

As usual, click through the images to access the interactive versions.

The 2012 Presidential Candidates | Education Week

The 2012 Presidential Candidates
(image: Education Week)

Is Mitt Romney / Barack Obama the President? | The Guardian

Is Mitt Romney the President
(image: The Guardian)
Is Barack Obama the President
(image: The Guardian)

Predict Obama’s odds in the 2012 election | The Washington Post

Predict Obama's odds in the 2012 election
(image: The Washington Post)

Electoral Map | CNN

Electoral Map
(image: CNN)

Facebook analysis of the election | CNN

Facebook analysis of the election
(image: CNN)

Election 2012 | Associated Press

Election 2012
(image: Associated Press)
Election 2012
(image: Associated Press)

Amazon Election Heat Map 2012 | Amazon

Amazon election heat map
(image: Amazon)

2012 US Presidential Election Map | ABC News

2012 US Presidential Election Map
(image: ABC News)

Where Do You Fit? | PBS

Where Do You Fit
(image: PBS)

Predict a winner: Battleground states | L.A. Times

Predict a winner  Battleground states
(interactive: Anthony Pesce | reporting: David Meeks, Mike Memoli, Kim Geiger | L.A. Times)

US presidential election 2012: the eve of battle | The Guardian

US presidential election 2012  the eve of battle
(image: The Guardian)

Selecting the candidates | MSN News

Selecting the candidates
(image: MSN News)

Electoral Vote Tracker | USA Today

Electoral Vote Tracker
(image: USA Today)

The 2012 General Election Races | Texas Tribune

The 2012 General Election Races
(image: Texas Tribune)

States of play | The Economist

States of play
(image: The Economist)

270 to win

270 to win - electoral map
(image: 270 to win)

I Side With

ISideWith
(image: ISideWith)

Vote Night

Vote Night
(image: Vote Night)

Obama vs Romney: You decide | Fantom Sticker Album

Obama vs Romney  You decide
(image: Fantom Sticker Album)

Some of the interactive graphics have already been featured here on Visual Loop’s weekly Interactive Inspiration:

Inside America’s ‘swing states’ | Al Jazeera

Inside America's swing states, an Al Jazeera' interactive graphic
(image: Al Jazeera)

Where Do Non-Tax Payers Live? | Applied Visual Analytics

 

(Seen on Tableau Viz of the day; original here)

2012 Presidential Campaign Finance Explorer | The Washington Post

2012 Presidential Campaign Finance Explorer, a The Washington Post's interactive graphic
(graphic: Jason Bartz, T.W. Farnam, Sisi Wei and Karen Yourish | The Washington Post)

US Election Predictions | Adam McCann

 

(Another one via Tableau Viz of the day.)

Campaign trail by the numbers| Financial Times

Campaign trail by the numbers, Financial Times' interactive graphic
(developed by Ben Freese & Steve Bernard | Financial Times)

Key election battlegrounds | Financial Times

Key election battlegrounds
(edition: Emily Cadman and Martin Stabe; development: Steve Bernard | Financial Times)

Presidential campaign stops: Who’s going where | Washington Post

Presidential campaign stops: Who’s going where
(graphic: Emily Chow, Ted Mellnik, Karen Yourish | The Washington Post)

The Most Memorable GOP Convention Moments | Engaged

The Most Memorable GOP Convention Moments
(image: DrasticData | Engaged)

At the Republican Convention, the Words Being Used | The New York Times

At the Republican Convention, the Words Being Used
(image: Mike Bostock and Matthew Ericson | The New York Times)

Republicans in NYC | WNYC

Republicans in NYC
(image: WNYC)

At the Democratic Convention, the Words Being Used | The New York Times

At the Democratic Convention, the Words Being Used
(image: The New York Times)

Of course, the graphics team of The New York Times has been one of the most active ones, with several visualizations covering all the aspects of the campaigns. Here are some of those works, in addition to the ones presented above:

Independent Spending Totals | New York Times

Independent Spending Totals
(image: The New York Times)

The Electoral Map: Building a Path to Victory | New York Times

The Electoral Map - Building a Path to Victory
(image: The New York Times)

Swing State Polls | New York Times

Swing State Polls
(image: The New York Times)

The 2012 Money Race: Compare the Candidates | New York Times

The 2012 Money Race - Compare the Candidates
(image: The New York Times)

The Wall Street Journal impressed a lot of people with it’s Political Moneyball, but their election coverage goes way beyond that visualization.

Political Moneyball | The Wall Street Journal

Political Moneyball
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

State of the race | The Wall Street Journal

State of the race
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Conventional Wisdom | The Wall Street Journal

Conventional Wisdom
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Build Your Own Election Map | The Wall Street Journal

Build Your Own Election Map
(image: The Wall Street Journal)

Other complementary resources worth mentioning: Larry Ferlazzo‘s compiled a useful list of links for teachers and educators, Esris’s set of maps, GOOD and MTV’s partnership about some of the issues that need to be adressed by the candidates and ICharts‘s special section for the elections.

iCharts Elections 2012
(image: iCharts)

2012 Election Issues Map | Esri

Esri specials - 2012 Election Maps
(image: Esri)
2012 Election Issues Map
(image: Esri)

Behind the Issues | GOOD

Behind the Issues 1
(image: GOOD)
Behind the Issues - immigration
(image: GOOD)

Finally, our Pinterest board about the elections keeps growing, you’re all invited to join us there as well.

Again, we’re sure many more interactive resources are out there, so feel free to share your recommendations and suggestions in the comments section, or by dropping us a message on Twitter or Facebook.

Written by Tiago Veloso

Tiago Veloso is the founder and editor of Visualoop and Visualoop Brasil . He is Portuguese, currently based in Bonito, Brazil.

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