#Election2014: The issues, the outcome and most importantly, the analytics

There were more than 3.3 million #Election2014 -related Tweets on Election Day, with 1m+ coming 9pm-midnight ET as races were called.

— Twitter Government (@gov) November 5, 2014

On Election Day most people suspected that Republicans were headed for a good night, instead they had a great night.

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Marijuana legalization movement declares Election Day victory

The 2014 election was a successful one for marijuana legalization.  The federal government still classifies pot as an illegal drug, but so far has largely allowed the states to experiment with legalization, which has brought in millions of dollars in taxed revenues. According to the Washington Post, referendum initiatives legalizing recreational marijuana passed in Alaska, Oregon, and the District of Columbia.

According to election.twitter.com, other key issues and topics of the 2014 midterm Election were: President Obama, terrorism (incl. ISIS), immigration/border security, law enforcement and the environment/climate issues.

A recent iTrend report of #Election2014 shows over 100,000 links were shared over the past 7 days with over 20,000 images. Even though election day was Tuesday, still over the past 24 hours, there have been more than 5,000 mentions of #Election2014 on Twitter.  Please take a look at the graphic below for more details. Want to learn more about what we’ve found? Contact us to learn more.

itrend screenshots CT election2014 11-7-14

We’d love to hear your thoughts about the the election, as well as other insights you might have. Let us know in the comments or contact us on Twitter @iTrendHQ.

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