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Election Tech Poll: Which general election campaign is the most tech savvy?

As the general election field takes shape, campaigns compete online with robust social media and big data operations. Which candidate-Trump, Clinton, Stein, or Johnson-is the most technological?

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From social media and data-driven microtargeting, to embarrassing hack-attack gaffes, the general election promises to deliver tech-powered drama.

The mainstream field narrowed to Clinton and Trump, two technologically-sophisticated candidates. From the her Brooklyn headquarters, the Clinton campaign has robust social media and data teams. Trump (maybe) tweeted his way to the Republican nomination. Green Party nominee Jill Stein, and Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson each benefit from strong social media followings.

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During the primary season TechRepublic asked readers to vote on which candidate has the best tech campaign. As the general election intensifies, considering the increasingly-powerful influence of big data and social media, which candidate is the most tech-savvy?

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About Dan Patterson

Dan is a Senior Writer for TechRepublic. He covers cybersecurity and the intersection of technology, politics and government.

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