Election Themes and Debate Schemes

Elections fever is in full swing with ballots due in less than two weeks, and Americans are taking to heart everything each candidate says.

In the third and final presidential debate, Obama and Romney voiced over each others opinions about the topic of the evening: Foreign Policy. Each candidate deliberated what their plans were for Libya, Iran, and Israel while ABC News provided audiences with a cheat sheet to recap all that was said.

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Hit or Miss? Tracking Presidential Candidate Website Traffic

Over the last few decades, the internet has evolved into a treasure trove of information, research, and data. Most of us turn to the web as an all-knowing resource whenever we have questions to be asked or itches to be scratched.

As we’ve discussed before, social media users have a notable influence in the way people vote. Not only is it easier to share information via social networks, but these collective communities tend to vote similarly. (See related Mashable story)

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Elections Fever: Swing State Trends, Voter Turnout and Controversy

T-minus 21 days to Elections Day, November 6!
Will you vote? How will you vote?

Election fever is reaching a new pitch and, like many others, iCharts continues to track milestones and highlights by-the-numbers to document the course of this year's political story. A few themes have become stand-outs as the world debates what will define results on November 6. Below are a few we've been tracking at iCharts.

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Elections and Technology: The Transformational Shifts of 2012

At iCharts, it’s fair to say we’re a little data obsessed. We’re particularly data obsessed as it relates to this year’s U.S. Presidential Election.

Why? Because we’re witnessing, first-hand, dramatic shifts in how voters and politicians interact with one another based on technological advances in recent years.  Entertaining or serious, it’s come a long way in four years and even farther in the last two hundred.

Campaign Tracking in the 1800s

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It's Beginning to Look Alot Like...Holiday Season!

Hard to believe we're approaching that time of year when jack-o-lanterns haunt stoops, when kids ramble around in costumes, when fall dinner parties kick in and when xmas shopping begins.

But - it's here! And with it, comes a series of fun facts and retail forecasts worth sharing.

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Gendered Politics - Who’s Talking About Who?

Countless outlets - both in and out of media - are being used today to advertise and promote this year’s presidential candidates, one of the most influential being social networking. Trending likes, reposts, and retweets all weigh in on the digital discussion that’s changing the way our country does politics.

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Prepping for the Olympics!

Wow. We're only two weeks away from the Summer Olympics 2012! At iCharts we're excited to soon launch an iCharts - Inside the Olympics - ChartChannel.

For now, follow along as we post new charts to showcase the buzz, hype and amazing stats the precede the actual event.

Today, our top chart story comes from Top End Sports poll, "What's Your Favorite Olympics Sport?"

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