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How to follow the 2014 election results online

There are more than 500 major races Tuesday. Here's how to keep up.


Patrick Howell O'Neill


Posted on Nov 3, 2014   Updated on May 30, 2021, 7:03 am CDT

Let’s make following the midterm elections easy.

There are over 500 major races coming up on Tuesday, so it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and check out. But there’s a wealth of good ways to understand it all too.

We’ve put together a collection of the best news sources to watch while the votes are coming in and getting counted. There are a whole lot of voices talking about there, here’s who to listen to:

Front pages

  • The New York Times traditionally transforms its front page into a rich tapestry of news, data, maps, and results, making it a go-to destination for anyone interested in the elections.
  • The Washington Post will take over its own front page with maps, graphics, and stories from races around the country.


  • @DotPolitics will be live tweeting the election all day. You can also follow all the Daily Dot journalists covering the races.
  • Twitter‘s election dashboard is all about data visualization for the biggest races. Read more about it here.
  • The Associated Press has dozens of journalists to follow on Twitter who will be on the ground around the country.
  • The New York Times Upshot, its data blog, will be crunching the numbers all day Tuesday.


  • ABC News will have a livestream on its site, mobile app, and Apple TV.
  • CBS News is pushing out a livestream on its site plus interactive maps, data, results, and original reporting.
  • CNN will feature a livestream starting at 8pm ET. They’ll also have animated videos, data tools, and elections games.
  • Fox News is joining the livestream party on its site on Tuesday evening, including a Fox News Latino broadcast.
  • has dedicated election coverage from 8pm to 1am ET. They’re also doing a ton of politics on their Tumblr and planning an “expanded version [of NPR’s coverage] built for television and optimized for Google Chromecast.”

Mobile apps

  • The ABC News app has alert options for all 507 elections they’re covering, so you know exactly when races that you’re interested in are called.
  • The Associated Press mobile app collects info from over 5,000 reporters covering the election to send photos, videos, and final calls your way.

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*First Published: Nov 3, 2014, 3:31 pm CST