The Best Place to Watch the U.S. Presidential Election Results Online

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As millions head to the polls today, people are wondering “where can I watch the presidential election results on the Internet?” Many want to sneak a peak at the election returns online from work or school. In fact, in one of the most anxiously watched elections for U.S. president in recent memory, it is predicted that a record number of people will be monitoring the election returns in real time, and many of them will want to monitor the election results on the Internet. So we’ve scoured the Internet for you to determine where you can most reliably tune in online to watch the presidential election results. Here’s what we found.

After reviewing several sites, we feel that the best place to get the information you need – who is ahead, and who has won – without having to wade through a lot of other material, is CNN’s 2008 Presidential Election Results site.


CNN’s 2008 election site is straight-forward, and has the information you want right up front. As soon as you hit the page, bam – there it is, right at the top of the page:

They also have tabbed pages so that you can quickly and easily check congressional and gubernatorial results, and even ballot results for state-wide ballots in your state. All easy-to-read (and switch between), and right up front, rather than buried within a lot of other side stories, like so many other sites.

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CNN promises that they “will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources,” explaining that “To project elections, CNN and its election experts use scientific statistical procedures to make estimates of the final vote count in each race. CNN will broadcast a projected winner only after an extensive review of data from a number of sources. CNN editorial policy strictly prohibits reporting winners or characterizing the outcome of a statewide contest in any state before all the polls are scheduled to close in every precinct in that state.”

So there you have it, our pick for best place to monitor the elections online: CNN’s 2008 Election Results

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