Backing Up Election Results
Tonight’s Gonna Be a Hot Night…
… I thought when I entered the Landtag of Mainz last night – election night for the state of Rhineland-Palatinate (RP) and Baden-Wuerttemberg (BW) – to help out at the SWR studio for the TV show. Still I was surprised by the heat (literally and metaphorically) of the heat this night would bring.
The election was a major win to the Green party, so big they were even surprised themselves. It looks like they will form a coalition with the traditionally strong Social Democrats in RP.
My colleagues and I were there to provide a backup of the election results for Infratest Dimap to be presented on the TV show. In case their data visualization failed, we would have provided the information on our screen, allowing the director. Fortunately, that never happened! But nonetheless, we broke a sweat more than once, not only due to the 31° Celsius in the studio.