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Get real-time updates on the U.S. election with Bing

If you want to keep up with the results of the U.S. election today, Bing is here to help. Microsoft's search engine will be serving up real-time election stats and results as the day wears on, allowing everyone to stay on top of who will be the next President of the United States.

Bing's coverage goes beyond the presidential race, however, as the search engine's tools will also let those interested dig into congressional races and more. From Bing:

Knowing millions across the nation will want to track today's progress, Bing has made it possible to follow the presidential results in real-time at a national and state level today, and track the popular vote tally and the electoral votes (270 is the magic number). You can also drill down into US Congressional races, state Senate and House races, gubernatorial contests, as well as keep track of ballot measures. Closely watched swing states are highlighted in yellow, and track the balance of power in the US House and Senate. And all day and night, there will be fresh news covering all the headlines.

In any case, you can head to bing to follow along now. To get started click "Go now" on the banner at the top of the homepage to be taken to the real-time results, search "elections 2016 result," or simply head directly to the interactive map.

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33 Comments
  • The feature is neat, the election is depressing
  • Yep... As if I needed to see more. It's already burned images into my tv with the same ads playing all the time.
  • If you're outside the US and want to see this, click the gear (settings) link at the top right of the Bing results page and select Settings. Scroll down to Country/Region and select the appropriate United States value. You'll be redirected to the Bing home page, so just search for "election 2016 results". In fact, this works for all of Bings neat US-only features. Just be aware that, unless you reset it, you'll get the US result sets. It's a good reason to use it in Private/Incognito mode only (don't have to remember to change it, just close the window).
  • I want to ask why you would even want to, but one of the douchebags might have a bigger effect on the rest of the world than the other.
  • Great tip, thanks!
  • Thanks!
  • According to Tronald Dump Bing is rigged.
  • Only if he is losing...
  • Dump Bump Sump Pump
  • Not in Germany as usual :-(
  • Have a little look up. ;] As for applying this analysis to non-American data, I agree it would be appreciated. Especially when we consider how well many European countries are doing with open data. EDIT: Fixed some atrocious grammar.
  • "electoral votes (272 is the magic number)." 270 is the magic number, not 272. Get yourself togetheer, Bing. Geez.
  • Calm and collect yourself Wikipedia grandpa. If you're looking for perfectionist bloggers, you're on the wrong blog. Now go outside and take a deep breather and eat pop corn.
  • Bing is not a blog.
  • Correct, but in the end it doesn't even matter. The electoral college can vote for who they want, even if you get 400 electors.
  • But they won't. 
  • Yeah, unfortunately. =P
  • 272? Wtf??
  • Surely he can't get elected.
  • im watching it live on cnn and im canadian. why should i care lol
  • #MAGA
  • Surprised that the comments aren't people arguing
  • I gotta give it to Trump and his campaign. They have beaten the odds and won the "rigged" election he complained about. I am saddened, not that he won, but the fact that some of the people who put him there still exist in America. Personally, I don't consider the guy racist and also don't think he's going to make America great again. But he'll hopefully keep his promise of helping the people that are "dying on the streets" as he put it.
  • Well, that's a pretty backhanded insult to people. How kind to say "I am sad some of his supporters exist."   Ridiculous how easily people will paint with a broad brush, especially when that oportunity presents itself without having a discussion with who they're labeling or having to face the consequences for their words--especially by facing the people they so flippantly insult.
  • Man bing, you were way off.... It started out as a 98% chance the Clinton wins.... Whoops
  • Well, technically they are only wrong if they said 100% chance.
  • Truth.
  • Lmao, very true lol
  • Bing prediction started out great with the World Cup. It's been mediocre since then and an huge failure in predicting this election.  
  • Bing was rigged lol, congrats to president Trump.
  • America IS Great again!!! #Trumptrain!
  • it was cool how bing got the results way ahead of the normal media, guys on tv were stuck with old stats showing a tie as long as possible afaik, hmmm
  • Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha now I fully understood why USA is the nation with more iphone user base :) Nation of iDiots hahahahaha