Multimedia storytelling abounds during election week. Here are a few examples we liked:

In this interactive, CNN focuses on advertising, money and travel in the presidential races. The amount of money each candidate spent is broken down by state. The user either explore the map state-by-state or compare states to one another.  This is a great map for the reader who really wants to explore campaign spending on several levels.

Link: http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/campaign-tracker/

In this interactive, Politico displayed detailed voting information in five categories: president, senate, house, governor and ballot measures. Each category can be viewed on a map or in a results table by state. After clicking on the state, the user can look at individual counties to see the status of votes in each category. Displaying information this way allows users to visually assess and interact with voting demographics in their chosen counties and states.

Link: http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/President/2012/

In this interactive, The New York Times outlined the “Paths to the White House” by detailing the different ways in which a presidential candidate could win the election. Specifically, the user can select a candidate and a state to explore electoral outcomes. This map presents a creative way for users to investigate the affect each state has on a candidate’s campaign.

Link: http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/results/president/scenarios

 

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