- After months of campaigning, rallies and debates, Americans voted Tuesday to re-elect President Barack Obama, who held off a challenge for the White House by Republican Gov. Mitt Romney.
- The vote was the first U.S. national ballot to take place since widespread adoption of social media and smartphones, with many millions of people sharing their experiences online on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and others -- giving a view of the election through the eyes of the voters themselves.
- Here's a look at some of what voters shared on Election Day as collected by Storify users. For the latest, go to our election page at election.storify.com
Voting through filters by The New York Times
- Turning to the photo social network Instagram, the Times' Caucus blog asked people to share voting photos using the hashtag #NYTelection, and then used the Storify API to build this interactive display:
- You can also view the latest photos they are collecting as a slideshow on Storify at this link: http://storify.com/thecaucus/instagramming-the-election/slideshow …. Here are some of the photos the Times chose from across the country:
New Jersey voters go to polls in Sandy aftermath
- Some of the answers from locals there:
What the presidential candidates are doing on Election Day
- The Toronto Star tracked the social accounts of Romney and Obama to show a glimpse of how they are spending Election Day in their story here: http://storify.com/torontostar/u-s-election-what-obama-romney-are-tweeting-while …
- Some updates from Romney: