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June 7, 2008


Well, the Primary Season is finally over. Which, I suppose, means that the Election Season has begun. Four years ago, Dietrich Ayala put together an XML interface to the electoral vote forecasts of The VoteMaster, which I dutifully displayed on my sidebar.

I haven’t seen any evidence that Mr. Ayala is going to do the same for this election cycle. And, besides, I wanted to display the poll results for the House and Senate races as well. So, this year, I decided to roll my own. As a gesture of public-spiritedness, here’s the XML interface. Share and enjoy.

Update (6/11/2008):

There’s a nifty electoral vote widget where you can while away the hours, playing “what-if?” games with the allocation of various States’ electoral votes.
Posted by distler at June 7, 2008 1:36 AM

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Re: Polls

The Iowa Electronic Markets IEM [U_Iowa] offers an economics perspective as an “on-line futures market where contract payoffs are based on real-world events” like the “2008 US Presidential Election Markets”.

The IEM is more consistent with a popular vote rather than electoral college vote.

Since Russian PhD physicist Kirill Ininski wrote “The Physics of Finance”, there appears to be a means of unifying the mathematics of physics and economics.

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