Tuesday 6 November 2012

US Election

While the US Presidential Election has very little to do with chess, it does have an odd chess connection for me. This years election will be the first since 1996 where I have been in Australia to see the count. The previous 3 elections have all coincided with trips to Chess Olympiads, although in 2004 and 2008 I was in transit and so followed the count on my brothers canal boat in Gloucester.
As for the predicted outcome I'm going to take the radical approach of following the math, which has Barack Obama on track to be re-elected. If you want to delve deeply into the numbers game behind the election, then the FiveThirtyEight blog is one of the best places to go. On the other hand, if you want to watch heads explode on live TV, then Fox News in around 15 hours is a must see.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And ABC News 24 has Antony Green...