Wednesday, October 22, 2014

That's not fast enough

The Lens is having a PARTY on election night next Tuesday. The main attraction is apparently their election results map put together by something called a "news technology team" which I'm sure will be very pretty.  (You don't have to be at the PARTY in order to see the pretty map.  That would be silly.)

I do have one question, though, about the way the map is updated. It doesn't look like they're getting their numbers from the most authoritative source.
Our city map is tied to the Secretary of State’s database, so as soon as information from a batch of precincts are entered in Baton Rouge, they’ll show up on our map.
As we've already seen, the Secretary of State's office is often not the first entity to release election results.  Instead, the private contractor who manages the state election data system did... in his capacity as a media analyst. 

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