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Campaign 2012 through the eyes of UW faculty and students

February 6, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Nevada GOP's fail whale: A warning to all political organizations

ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL — Storify is a software that enables a media-rich method of synthesizing and telling of a story. We employ it here to document and interpret key moments in the Nevada Republican Party’s decision to use — and trumpet — technologies such as Google and Twitter to digitally publicize caucus results.

But they failed to provide a crucial element: The analog infrastructure actually required to count handmarked ballots.

Consider this a cautionary tale for all political organizations, including the Republican Party in Washington state, which hosts caucuses slightly less than a month from today.

Lindsey Meeks and David Domke contributed to this story.

Comments | Topics: campaign oddities, caucus, Caucuses

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