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For Election Insight, Twitter Beats Cable

Hardcore political junkies follow campaigns to finish line.

For hardcore lovers of politics, Twitter served up the real-time nuts and bolts of campaigns racing to the finish line.

Top political reporters like NBC’s Chuck Todd tapped away for hours as results came in. Meanwhile, the Washington Independent’s Dave Weigel provided constant, on-the-ground dispatches from New York’s 23rd congressional district, with Twitpics inside Conservative Doug Hoffman headquarters as the tide changed toward the Democrats. With each precinct reporting, journalists and junkies offered quick takes, both amusing and analytical.

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