The Obama landslide

At least, a landslide is what happened in The Economist’s Global Electoral College which closed last week:

Barack Obama has won at least one election by a landslide. Voters in The Economist’s Global Electoral College favoured the Democratic candidate over his Republican rival, John McCain, by more than five to one. Some 52,000 readers around the world cast a vote, with more than 44,000 votes going to Mr Obama. As candidates collected delegates according to the countries won (just as America’s electoral-college system allocates delegates by state), Mr Obama’s victory is all the more comprehensive: he claims 9,115 delegates, compared with a paltry 203 for Mr McCain.

Would it were this easy in the actual election! Still, all the signals point to a clear Obama victory as the BBC US Election Polltracker suggests with this Gallup data:

polltracker

Today is voting day in the United States, so expect the mainstream media and many blogs to be dominated by American election news during much of this week.

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Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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