Watch Election Coverage On YouTube: Live Results Map & Live-streamed Returns

By Megan O'Neill 

Well folks, Election Day is finally here and YouTube has been on the ball with live coverage of everything from the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to the debates.  Tonight they’ll be on top of Election coverage as well, streaming the returns live and bringing you real-time updates via a live results map.

YouTube has teamed up with the Associated Press and, starting at 7 p.m. ET, you’ll be able to tune in on the YouTube Elections Hub at to watch the results of the election unfold.  Ward Bullard of the YouTube Elections Team explains on the YouTube blog, “You’ll be able to visualize and interact with the Electoral College map, as well as keep track of the popular vote breakdown through the evening.”

Also starting at 7 p.m. ET, YouTube will have live coverage from ABC News, Al Jazeera, Larry King, the New York Times, Phil DeFranco, Univision, and the Wall Street Journal.  The coverage will continue for as long as it takes until the next President is named.

Looking for coverage outside of YouTube?  You can check out NBC’s election coverage on the network’s Democracy Plaza site, CBS’ coverage on Ustream, Fox News’ webcast, PBS, CNN, C-SPAN and more.  GigaOM’s Janko Roettgers has also put together a fantastic resource on Where to watch the 2012 presidential election live online.

Where will you be watching coverage of the election tonight?

Megan O’Neill is the resident web video expert here at Social Times.  Megan covers everything from the latest viral videos to online video news and tips, and has a passion for bizarre, original and revolutionary content and ideas.