University of Denver

NCSC Providing Election Night Coverage of State High Court Races

While the last decade has seen a sort of "nationalization" of state high court races, coverage of election night results remains below that of congressional races. In 2010, the National Center for State Courts (NCSC) attempted, thanks to advancements in reporting from the various secretaries of state as well as social media, to offer up election night coverage via Twitter (@StateCourts) and with a website dedicated to compiling the results. Coverage was also offered for state initiatives that impacted the courts, such as the push for merit selection and an intermediate appellate court in Nevada. In 2012, NCSC election night coverage is being enhanced with use an interactive mapping feature, allowing users to select individual races and states. Analysis and coverage will also be posted to Twitter @StateCourts with hashtag #NCSCElections.