Skew Yourselves: Nate Silver Is Here To Answer Your Questions

Nate Silver—the baseball analyst/metapollster/scary math witch who has given us both the PECOTA player forecasting system and the indispensable FiveThirtyEight blog—is in the discussion below, awaiting your questions. Go buy his book, The Signal and the Noise. We predict that you'll like it. » 11/14/12 1:58pm 11/14/12 1:58pm

MLB Hot Stove Apathy: The Real Secret Variable That (Almost) Predicted …

The "Redskins Rule" failed to pick the winner for second time in three presidential races, so it looks like everyone will have to pick a new random sports thing as their favorite election-prediction oracle. Instead of just choosing some random team's game, we decided to go to the sports site that really has its finger on … » 11/07/12 5:00pm 11/07/12 5:00pm

Linda McMahon's Failed Senate Campaign Left Husband Vince A Sad, Sad Man

Linda McMahon has spent nearly $100 million in failed attempts to be elected over the past two election cycles, only to find the voters of Connecticut thoroughly rejecting her. After losing out on the Senate seat to Christopher Murphy last night, Linda McMahon delivered the required concession speech—making sure to… » 11/07/12 3:45pm 11/07/12 3:45pm

76ers Forward And Romney Supporter Lavoy Allen Didn't Let Last Night's…

Lavoy Allen voted for Mitt Romney yesterday, so he was no doubt disappointed with how the election turned out. Permafaced actress Stacey Dash was also a Mitt Romney supporter, and was probably bummed out last night, too. Allen, however, tried to make the best of things, and saw last night as the perfect opportunity to … » 11/07/12 11:39am 11/07/12 11:39am

Karl Rove In Denial, Melts Down On Fox News, Attempts To Get Network…

It's been a weird night at Fox News, and it got even weirder in the moments after every network, wire service, and amateur mathematician called the election for President Obama. That's because Fox News contributor Karl Rove—who spent millions attempting to get Romney elected—bizarrely refused to accept his own… » 11/07/12 12:03am 11/07/12 12:03am

Columbus NBC Station Airs "We're All Fucked" Tweet, Apologizes, Demands…

Columbus, OH NBC affiliate WCMH is inviting viewers to participate in tonight's broadcast using social media, and sampled the #StayInLine hashtag to see what people were saying to encourage would-be voters. They left this onscreen for nearly a minute, which is a problem because here's the top tweet aired onscreen: » 11/06/12 9:28pm 11/06/12 9:28pm

A Lansing, Mich., TV Anchor Is Having A Bad Night

Election night is a trial-by-fire for many broadcast (and, increasingly, print) journalists—the rapid-fire coverage and ever-changing projections can throw anchors for a loop, especially younger ones more familiar with reading prepared scripts off a TelePrompTer. So here's Jason Colthorp of WILX in Lansing attempting… » 11/06/12 8:48pm 11/06/12 8:48pm

A Throbbing Election In Our Sweatpants! Your Deadspin Live Blog And…

Before we start tonight, I offer you this heartwarming story from our own Tommy Craggs about going to vote today: "I saw an old man melt down in the middle of the gym. He was screaming, 'Does anyone work here??' And then, when he learned he'd have to wait in line to use a booth, he crumpled up his ballot, threw it at… » 11/06/12 7:15pm 11/06/12 7:15pm

Here Are The Highlights Of Chris Berman's Interviews With President…

Last night's Monday Night Football was no oasis from politics for sports fans, as ESPN repeated its performance from 2008 and had the major candidates for president appear during halftime for a conversation with Chris Berman. Berman, who continues to somehow blackmail Vince Doria into letting him do these things,… » 11/06/12 11:17am 11/06/12 11:17am

Who Are The Computers Voting For? We Ask Siri And Others For Advice

I'm about to go vote, and I haven't read up much on the issues. I don't know which candidate loves America more or who has the bigger penis. So I asked the only objective sources I could find: computers. In case you're still on the fence, I've copied their advice below. » 11/06/12 10:15am 11/06/12 10:15am

Show Us How You Think The Electoral Map Will Shake Out

This is your last chance to make a bold prediction about the presidential election. We'd like to help you in that endeavor, so head on over to, use their interactive electoral map to make your prediction, and then post a screenshot of your map below. If you nail your prediction, we might give you a… » 11/05/12 7:00pm 11/05/12 7:00pm

Deadspin On The 2012 Election: A Roundup Of Relevant Stories That Will …

Election Day is tomorrow. If you are one of those hopeless morons who think it's some sort of thought crime to mention politics in the same breath as sports, well, this is not the post for you. For the rest of you, here are some recent Deadspin stories relevant to the election.
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