Election 2008: Time lapse of U.S. counties

— -- USA TODAY's interactive graphic shows you how the nation's counties colored themselves red and blue over the course of the night. Check back frequently to see how the race is shaping up as voters elect the 44th president of the United States.

Click through on the map to see individual state detail from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

Note: Alaska does not tally votes by county.

Analysis by Paul Overberg of USA TODAY and Robert Lang of Virginia Tech

Graphic by William Couch and Juan Thomassie, USA TODAY

Source: Associated Press, Claritas