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This is how Google will present the results of the 2016 US election…

By presenting an animated gif of everybody screaming and crying?

By turning off its search engine (and by extension the entire internet) so everyone can just be with their loved ones and not think about the world post 9th November?

Or by just hosting some classic re-runs of The Simpsons (circa 91 – 98) in order to keep everyone’s blood pressure at a healthy, non-panic attack triggering level.


Google will in fact be presenting the results of the US election in a real-time count built right into the first search results page.

You’ll also be able to see detailed updates and results of the Presidential, Senatorial, Congressional, Gubernatorial races as well as state-level referenda and ballot propositions.

And these results will be available in 30 languages around the world.

Google even made this fancy Gif in order to show you how the results will look in real-time.


Also note Google’s ‘very careful’ bi-partisan results in the above Gif. Which is false of course – deep down we all know Google would vote for Kodos.

Google has been providing searchers with more in-dpeth information on voter registration, the voting process, how to vote, who’s on the ballot and how to find local polling place over the past few months.

Since the introduction of these tools, there’s been a 233% increase in traffic for “how to vote” compared with 2012. In addition to “how to vote,” Americans are also actively searching for “where to vote” particularly in battleground states such as Ohio and Florida.

where to vote

Google also revealed that over the past few weeks viewers spent over 20 million hours watching presidential debate live streams on YouTube and that tonight from 7pm ET YouTube will be live streaming election results coverage from more news organizations than ever before, including NBC, PBS, MTV, Bloomberg, Telemundo and The Young Turks.

Now get out there and do your democratic duty. And then at least you’ll have the right to complain tomorrow.

Christopher Ratcliff is the editor of Search Engine Watch.You can follow him on Twitter: @Christophe_Rock

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