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Posted at 01:04 PM ET, 02/04/2012

Nevada caucuses: Compare Google and AP results

If you’re following the Nevada caucuses this evening, you may notice something different about the election results: They’ll be broadcast via Google and Twitter.

It’s the second time Republican Party officials have partnered with Google to release election results.  In January, the Iowa GOP provided caucus results via Google, providing a faster alternative to the Associated Press, which most news organizations use to provide election data.

The Nevada GOP is taking its results a step further, tweeting them by precinct through @NVVoteCount. Developers will be able to use that Twitter data, as well as Google data, to power their own maps and charts. Observers can also monitor statewide vote totals through @NVGOP beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

The Washington Post uses AP to power its official election results data, which you can follow on our Nevada caucus tracker. But we’ll also be following the Google results right here.

Comparing Nevada Caucus Results

Do you notice any major differences between the two sets of results? Tell us what you think of Nevada’s Twitter/Google election data in the comments below.

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Tags:  Primaries, Nevada Caucuses, Elections

 
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