Monday, November 3, 2008

The Color-Your-Own Electoral College Map

Tomorrow will probably be a significant day to American history. That's right, the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election will be held.
Due to the US voting system it's important who is considered most eligible by each and every state. The winning candidate in each state gets a certain amount of votes in an electoral college, and who has the most votes there may call himself the next President of the United States.

Now, Election Day is always quiet exciting since results come dropping in state after state, not just all at once. For example, New York wakes up earlier than California so the NY results will probably get in earlier then the ones from CA.

It may become a little messy keeping track of the results. You can go for a slid of paper with all the states and jot down the results as they come in, or you can download the Create-Your-Own Electoral College Map and put it up your wall.

Just color in every state with a blue or red crayon after you've received the result, and at the end of the day you'll have a map that is awesome-ish and even cooler then the one they show you on NBC. The map is available in a ridiculously high resolution through flickr.

Have a great Election Day and the best of luck when voting.


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