2016 US primary election results and delegate tracker by The Guardian

One of the joys of working at the Guardian is that playfulness is very much “on brand.” We knew election results and delegate trackers would be everywhere this year (mostly using the same AP data), but we wondered: how can we provide our readers with a more engaging – and even fun – experience during the 2016 primaries? For the results pages, we came up with the idea of having little candidate avatars run around, literally claiming their territory by spray-painting over each other's wins per county (see more details in the "innovation" section below). The delegate tracker design evolved out of these early decisions for primary night results, ensuring that our entire suite of election graphics feel as though they belong together. The delegate tracker is also a central hub for all of the results pages, which we grouped by date. Data source: Associated Press for both election results and delegate counts