I’m continuing my ramp-up for the Off on a Tangent coverage of the 2012 presidential election, which will be quite a bit more comprehensive than it has been in previous years. In addition to the standalone election site, which will be the place to be for live blogging and election results on November 6, I’ve also just launched a new election home page widget. The new election widget replaces the three-column ‘features’ area that I launched with Website 23, which is exactly the kind of thing that I promised in the launch announcement.

The election widget contains an independent Off on a Tangent projection of where the presidential election stands today, a space for my official endorsements, and links to the last five political posts on the site. The independent projection will be updated periodically as we move toward the election in November. The formal Off on a Tangent endorsements will come out in mid-to-late September like usual.

I’m planning to continue making improvements as we move toward November, so please let me know if there’s anything you’d like to see in the Off on a Tangent coverage of the 2012 presidential election.