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2012 Election Day: Where to watch it live online

By November 6, 2012

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election 2012Whatever side of the fence you are on politically, we all are probably interested in seeing how things shake out today. Here are a few resources you can use to keep track of important races, elections, and issues on Election Day:

  • Twitter is a great place to keep track of live election action, from both candidates and interested voters. Check out the hashtag #election2012 micro-site, where all relevant tweets are being collected in one place.
  • The Washington Post is planning to stream live coverage on its website and YouTube on its dedicated channel.
  • The Wall Street Journal will be on YouTube with a live stream as well dedicated to election 2012 coverage.
  • Politico, one of the most popular political Web resources I've come across, offers live election coverage starting at 4 p.m. PT.
  • Yahoo's got something this year called an election control room where they'll be featuring live video from ABC and updates from Yahoo staffers.
  • C-SPAN is  streaming its election coverage starting at 5 p.m; this is one of the best non-partisan sources for 2012 election coverage.
  • PBS NewsHour will offer a whopping total of six distinct live streams with their Ustream live election coverage. You'll also want to check out Democracy Now for live coverage starting at 7 PM EST.
  • CNN will be offering election night coverage on its website; you can also check out Fox News Latino, Univision (Spanish speaking live election coverage), and Fox News.
  • CBS, NBC, and ABC are all offering live election coverage throughout the entire day via YouTube and UStream.

Where are you watching the election today?

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