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So not only did FiveThirtyEight.com nail the outcome of last night’s election, this highly scientific Gum Election found by our pals in St. Louis totally picked the winners too! The votes weren’t proportional—seven gum dollops to two, and there’s some definite voter shenanigans going on with the missing splotches on McCain’s mouth, eye, and cheek—but the results were totally spot-on: McCain sucks! Election night will never be the same with all these new oracles.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 5, 2008