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What’s Wrong With Ohio Voting Machine Software?

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In the state that is likely to decide the leader of the free world Tuesday, an 11th hour “experimental software patch” is causing consternation, confusion and a lawsuit. Ohio, regarded as the “tipping point” swing state in Governor Mitt Romney and U.S. President #Barack Obama‘s quest for 270 electoral votes Tuesday, uses electronic #voting machines. […]

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See 116 Years of NYT Electoral Infographics

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Tuesday night was a night for political decision-making, but it was also a night for political news-making. News sites experienced one of those increasingly rare things: a moment when the eyes of a nation are collectively focused on the same small collection of screens. When it comes to the #infographics that are gracing many of […]

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Facebook Helps Voters Get to the Polls On Election Day

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Facebook is hoping their site can guide people in the United States to the polls this Election Day. The social network has built a polling place locator tool, so on Tuesday, users can easily figure out where to head to cast a ballot. The map is already live at #Facebook‘s U.S. Politics page, but will […]

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Be a Part of the Vote With Yahoo’s Elections Dashboard for IntoNow

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Yahoo is working to increase voter engagement in this year’s presidential election with their launch of the election dashboard for the IntoNow app. One of many news organizations bringing mobile and digital into the election, #Yahoo‘s dashboard, launching today, allows the electorate to interact with political news, coverage and debates in realtime. The app syncs […]

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Grindr CEO: 100 Percent of My Audience Does Not Have Equality

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The creators of Grindr, a gay dating app, are sending a call to action to Americans. #Grindr is hoping to steer its 1,558,031 U.S. users — all of legal voting age — toward ballot boxes this year, in what’s bound to be an historic election. The app’s community of 4 million users is unique. There […]

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Is Wikipedia the Key to Predicting Mitt Romney’s VP?

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Wikipedia might be the key to predicting Mitt Romney’s pick for a running mate as the political world scrambles to figure out his nominee before the campaign’s official announcement, according to a new report. Sarah Palin and Joe Biden, 2008’s VP nominees, both saw a considerable spike in the number of edits made to their […]

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Mashable Debuts First E-Book: Politics Transformed

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We’re happy to announce that Mashable’s first Special Report, #Politics Transformed: The High Tech Battle for Your Vote is now available as an e-book on the Amazon Kindle platform. In total, Politics Transformed encompasses over 20,000 words of original reporting that uncovers the major ways in which tech is affecting the 2012 elections and beyond, […]

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These States Have the Riskiest Voting Technology

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Next Tuesday’s presidential election will likely be extremely close, magnifying the potential impact of vote-counting errors. So it could be problematic that several states rely on computerized #voting machines that don’t print out a paper record that can be verified by voters and recounted by election officials if necessary. Such machines are in use in […]

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