Democracy and the web with Google Follow Nov 29, 2009 · 2 mins read
Democracy and the web with Google
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I would like to bring to your attention the Google Maps Election Gallery, a fascinating and informative resource for anyone interested in US electoral history. This interactive map provides a comprehensive overview of all US presidential elections, allowing users to view how people voted in each election and the number of electoral votes each state received.

One of the most impressive features of the gallery is the ability to compare the results of different elections side by side. This allows users to observe shifting voting patterns and gain a deeper understanding of how our democracy has evolved over time. Additionally, the map is extremely user-friendly, with zoom and pan functions that enable exploration of different regions of the country.

Overall, I highly recommend the Google Maps Election Gallery as a valuable tool for those interested in US electoral history. Its comprehensive and engaging approach provides an in-depth understanding of the evolution of our democracy. Thank you for your attention to this matter.

During the 2008 election, the introductory text was quite simple:

Elections 2008

Search for Obama and McCain

Election News

Follow political blogs with Reader (account required)

Watch videos from Obama and McCain

Download Maps to find your way around the convention cities

Google Power Reader in Politics

Google Power Readers in Politics, a program that allows leading political journalists and both U.S. presidential campaigns to use Reader to read and share news. This means that you can now read what they read and keep up with what’s on their minds as they share and discuss news.

The program features a list of participants, including Obama and McCain campaigns, Mike Allen from POLITICO, Chuck DeFeo from Townhall, John Dickerson from Slate, Mark Halperin from TIME, Arianna Huffington from The Huffington Post, Ruth Marcus from the Washington Post, Jon Meacham from Newsweek, and Patrick Ruffini from The Next Right. Each participant has created a reading list with a feed that can be subscribed to in Reader (or any other feed reader), and is also publishing shared items.

If you’re interested in politics and want to stay up to date on the latest news and opinions, I highly recommend checking out Google Power Readers in Politics. Visit to get an overview of the program and subscribe to the participants that interest you the most. I’m excited to see what kind of insights and perspectives will come out of this program, and I hope you will be too.

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