Facebook Attempts to Be Final Arbiter on Vote Count

By Kiran Aditham Comment

Who needs Wolf Blitzer and his CNN Elect-a-Tron 2000 when you have Facebook to tabulate the nation’s votes. A friend sent us this link a little while ago showing us that Facebook is keeping tabs on the nation’s vote in real-time? How? According to the social network, the map you see above reps those who click on an Election Day prompt to share with their friends that they’re voting in the 2012 US election.

We voted at 7:15am EST, when Facebook stats reflected that such activity was dead as fried chicken. But judging by current stats, the number of those taking part in “America Votes” has skyrocketed to well over 200K per hour. Thus far, the expected25-34 Facebook demo is topping the list of those participating and females almost double males on the constantly whirring infographic. We’ll see how dimple chads and crooked Pennsylvania voting machines will play a hand in the final numbers.