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Vote Report Wins the Golden Dot

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, April 17 2009

We're pleased to announce that Twitter Vote Report has won a Golden Dot Award from the Institute for Politics, Democracy, & the Internet at George Washington University. Vote Report bested all the competition in the "Best Animation or Mash-up" category, despite involving very little actual animation.

Seriously, though, a huge congratulations is due to those many people who poured a whole lot of hours in the weeks just before election day building Vote Report. From tech to press to volunteer coordination, a remarkable team coalesced almost immediately to cobble together what we can now proudly call an award-winning tool. Even from close up, it was an impressive feat. So, a big hooray to all involved.

The awards will be presented at next week's Politics Online conference in DC. A few of us from the techPres/PdF will be there. And so will such tech-politics notables as Senator Claire McCaskill and Rep. John Culberson. If we can snag a photo of them actually tweeting in the wild, we'll totally post it.