Websites race to take credit for Obama victory Forget hacking voting machines; our media brethren are, at this moment, most concerned with gaming Digg to get out the vote for their stories about Barack Obama's apparent victory in the electoral college . (Our sister site Gawker was late to the game; its headline submission for "Obama Wins!" was seventh in line, judging by the URL .) Taking the lead: "Digg This If You Voted for Obama !" with more than 20,000 votes. It points to a story. New media serves merely to confirm the victory of old media.