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  1. pewresearch:

“While more digital activity does not necessarily translate into more votes, historically candidates who are first to exploit changing technology have an advantage.  From Roosevelt to Reagan, presidential candidates have used the way they communicate to suggest that they understand how the country is changing.” 
Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism Director Tom Rosenstiel on the new report Obama Outpaces Romney in Direct Voter Communications on Web, Social Media 

    pewresearch:

    “While more digital activity does not necessarily translate into more votes, historically candidates who are first to exploit changing technology have an advantage.  From Roosevelt to Reagan, presidential candidates have used the way they communicate to suggest that they understand how the country is changing.” 

    Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism Director Tom Rosenstiel on the new report Obama Outpaces Romney in Direct Voter Communications on Web, Social Media 

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  2. It’s all but certain that a handful of states will determine whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney will get to 270 electoral votes Nov. 6. And within those states, a few recurring narratives will dominate headlines and national perceptions about how those votes will swing in the fall: Economic recovery in Michigan. Immigration laws in Arizona. Union battles in Wisconsin. Northern Virginia (blue), and the rest of Virginia (not so blue).

    Today we’re launching The 12, a Washington Post blog powered by Tumblr and populated by student journalists at 12 universities in competitive 2012 election states. 

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About The 12

The 12 is a group Tumblr of The Washington Post and student journalists in 12 battleground states documenting the 2012 presidential election and capturing perspectives of young voters.

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