We thought we should say this while we still have your attention, before tomorrow’s happy blend of bare skin and horse flesh absorbs your attention entirely.

Tuesday in the United States is election day, that means that through the unfolding hours of Wednesday morning we here in Australia will be able to watch history unfold in the comfort of daylight saving daytime. Crikey will be doing its bit to keep you in the loop, ahead of the curve and saturated by psephological cliche. Our US Election 08 homepage will be the place to start, for liveblogging from Pollbludger, Possum Comitatus, Guy Rundle and Trevor Cook, for our state by state mapping of the result, for the best of US commentary and analysis.

We’ll have a full guide to the best of web-based coverage, drinking games, songlists, videowraps, best bets … all you need for an eerily well-lit election party. Email subscribers will receive special attention from us through Wednesday, with an early morning scene-setter edition, our normal lunchtime post and a special late afternoon mailing that will give as much detail as we can on the progress of the count. Stay tuned, history is about to happen.

Peter Fray

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