Election Hack – How to Make an Electo-Meter!

Of course, someone had to come up with this cool election hack on election day, an Electo-meter that tells you which senator becomes the next President of United States.  Make sure to embed your Google Election map today. :)

Well, my good friend John Erickson tossed together an awesome script for the election returns tonight. The orb starts off dark, and the script periodically checks the election results. As the results come in, the orb will gradually get brighter and brighter blue or red based on who is pulling in the EVs.

I grabbed his script and a spare board I had with me at the office, and used a plastic cup to whip up a quick electoral ‘orb’:

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