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The Social Media Midterms

November 19, 2014, Beth Stone and Darrell M. West

The trend towards growth in mobile phone usage continues to expand into all areas of Americans’ lives, and elections are no exception. While the 2014 midterms experienced the lowest turnout of any election in the past 72 years, according to a new national survey by Pew, “the proportion of Americans who use their cell phones to track political news or campaign coverage has doubled compared with the most recent midterm election.”

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