RaceTracker Had a Good Opening Weekend
Syndicated from original source: http://www.OpenCongress.org:
In the first weekend since its debut last Thursday, the RaceTracker project on OpenCongress had 21 volunteer editors update 61 House, Senate and governor races across the country and visitors viewed pages more than 15,000 times. We were also very pleased to have DailyKos implement automatic links to RaceTracker from all posts tagged with a congressional district, senate seat or governor’s election.
The first few days also showed how the safeguards of the system — principally the requirement that every addition be linked to an outside, verifiable source — worked to maintain the integrity of the information on the wiki.
For example, a new editor updated the page on the Michigan 9th Congressional District, home of incumbent Rep. Gary Peters (D), to downgrade candidate Michael Bouchard