January 8th, 2008 | Published in Google Public Policy
(Cross-posted to Google LatLong)
A few days ago, we announced that Google Maps would be presenting real-time U.S. presidential nomination results for the Iowa caucuses. The map was so popular that we've decided to do it again, this time for the 2008 primary in New Hampshire.
Beginning today, users can direct their browsers to maps.google.com/nhprimary2008 and watch as live results stream in from towns across the state of New Hampshire. As the first official primary of the 2008 presidential race, these results play a large role in guiding decisions for primaries in other states. They may be a determinant of which candidates decide to stay in the race, and which decide to withdraw. It is also worth noting that from 1952, the first year the primary gained its influence, to now, almost every elected president won his party's New Hampshire primary.
If you'd like to take a 3D tour of the results, make sure to check the map tonight for a KML file presenting the results within Google Earth. Either way you view it, we hope you'll join us as we present these important decisions.