The Waiting Game

2012 Election Voting Waiting Times (According to Twitters users) from Luis Daniel on Vimeo.



This little interactive game called "The Waiting Game", is a representation of actual waiting times people across the US experienced on election day, 2012. On election day, Amelia, Alessandra, Deqing, and I, recorded tweets for a couple of hours that contained the words 'waited', 'to', and 'vote' and grouped them by state. We then averaged those wait times and made this little graphic that shows a very eager George Washington .gif moving along at actual speed. In the video, we show Idaho, where we only recovered one tweet from a person who waited "0 minutes to vote", and GW taking one minute to reach his destination (we rounded up to the nearest full minute). Keep watching for the climactic finish!
Code on github.