OK, had to download to view but they were worth it. I'm assuming the AR efforts were what BBC Scotland actually did with their superior looking election night effort - whether it was you or them, they really do deserve commending. Better than Sky's effort IMO.
I do think though your split flipper is a mistake - you've admittedly relegated the key information to just part of the flipper and really that is something which should be quick to view at a glance, so as nice as flipping through the parties is it doesn't really work IMO. I'm not keen on the boxes within the flipper too - think they need to be full height IMO.
I'd have thought it could sit above the flipper either by restricting the length of the text in the astons or moving up screen BBC reith style when it needs to. Otherwise maybe a column above the election logo would work.
One of the reasons I was wondering how this style would work for the elections is that watching the BBC coverage made me wonder if the requirements of an election might be a reason they didn't go for it nationwide. For once the BBC graphics actually seemed to work and with stats they tend to need to be boxed neatly and be very ordered so that they do work on screen. I think it's a bit trickier to achieve with the more freestyle approach of The Nine.
Ultimately though I'm just picking here - overall it's one of the best executed designs we've seen on the Gallery.
The AR is theirs, I just included it to flow with the timeline I had through the pictures.
Of course the declarations being shown is important. Maybe what would be a better idea is that during the period until the first declaration, the split version is used with the days other headlines being shown and the smaller portion showing the exit poll considering not much is happening outside of the build up at this point, then once the first declaration is in, that's when the full sized version comes into play with just the results (as shown in the first two pictures after the exit poll).
I quite like that the boxes aren't the full height of the flipper as otherwise I feel they'd make the flipper look like segments rather than a whole line (but that's just me trying to visualise it). But the column idea could work.
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