Twitter tracks Election Day in real time

Twitter tracks Election Day in real time

As the returns trickled in Tuesday night, election watchers flooded social media. Following are a few moments from Twitter throughout the day: Beto O'Rourke started in El Paso, voting with his family, stopping at Whataburger and encouraging voters to get to the polls. O'Rourke has drawn support from celebrities throughout the campaign, but he got one of his biggest endorsements Tuesday, from Beyonce on Instagram. "We can't voice our frustrations and complain about what's wrong without voting and exercising our power to make right," she wrote, under a video where she's wearing a Beto for Senate ballcap. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable." Sen. Ted Cruz also used Twitter to share videos from the campaign trail and rally voters. But the Republican was getting a lot of attention for a segment on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert that was broacast on the eve of the election. The 10-minute clip featured Triumph the Insult Comic Dog, a puppet voiced by comedian Robert Smigel, mocking both candidates at rallies in Texas. But some of his sharpest remarks were aimed at Cruz, who tried to play along with the bit. "Just remember, it wasn't the Republicans — it was the Democrats that took you into the vet to get fixed.

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As the returns trickled in Tuesday night, election watchers flooded social media.

Following are a few moments from Twitter throughout the day:

Beto O’Rourke started in El Paso, voting with his family, stopping at Whataburger and encouraging voters to get to the polls.

O’Rourke has drawn support from celebrities throughout the campaign, but he got one of his biggest endorsements Tuesday, from Beyonce on Instagram.

“We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make right,” she wrote, under a video where she’s wearing a Beto for Senate ballcap. “We need you. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable.”

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