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Election Night Hits Record High: 20 Million Tweets

Election Night Hits Record High 20 Million TweetsMore than 20 million tweets have already been sent about the election Tuesday night, Twitter's government team revealed. That makes it by far the most tweeted political event in U.S. history.

The number was announced at 10:16 p.m. ET, with the election still in the balance — suggesting that the final tally would be much larger before the night was over.

With 20 million tweets, Election Day just became the most tweeted about event in US political history. #election2012

Meanwhile, President Obama — whatever else he wins tonight — was on course to have the most retweeted tweet in history. This tweet, sent out at 10 p.m. ET, had more than 100,000 retweets just half an hour later:

Barack Obama✔


RT if you're on #TeamObama tonight.

For comparison, Justin Bieber's retweet record was 200,000 — and that was achieved over the course of several days.

How has your social media experience been? Are there too many political tweets out there? Give us your take in the comments.


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