Here’s a site to bookmark if you’re interested in US politics and haven’t seen it before: Electoral-Vote.com. This has been one of my favorite hardcore political sites since the 2004 election. Its signature feature is a daily updated map of the US, showing the current electoral vote totals for the Democratic and Republican nominees, based on the latest polls in each state (here’s the 2004 final map, for instance). Of course, there are no nominees yet this year, so at the moment, the front page map shows info from and about the primaries and caucuses. If you’re interested in knowing when a contest will be held, this site will show it to you quickly. This year (as, I think, in 2006), the site will also track polls for totals in the US House of Representatives and Senate.
Run by The Votemaster, who was anonymous throughout most of the 2004 election season, but eventually revealed himself to be a computer science professor living in Europe, it’s one of the most interesting sites for people who want to know the current state of play in US elections.