Americans Are Tweeting & Posting Like Crazy About The US Elections

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 19:  Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speak during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8.  (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

After months of debating, Twitter wars and speeches, today we find out who will be the 45th President of the United States- Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Social media has been going crazy with people (and celebrities) tweeting  or 

This has been the first Presidential campaign where social media has played a defining part for the candidates. According to the Quintly study, Clinton posted 1,462 times on Facebook and 2,836 on Twitter between May 1st and October 31st. Trump published 1,456 posts on Facebook and 2003 Tweets during the same period. Check out below for more of Quintly’s research.

But before that, a stack of celebrities such as Madonna, Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Ice Cube, Seth Meyers, the Kardashians, have taken to social media to let us know who they will be voting for.

For Hillary:

Today is the day. Go out and VOTE ??

A photo posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

I voted today for @hillaryclinton ❤️?❤️? I am so proud of all of you who did the same! #imwithher

A photo posted by Miley Cyrus (@mileycyrus) on

@drewpsie #preach #vote #voteforhillary

A photo posted by Boy George (@boygeorgeofficial) on

#ImWithHer #Election2016 #GoVote #VoteHillary #MyVote

A video posted by #VoteHillary (@ladygaga) on

??? #think #vote #imwithher #usa #letsgetreal #hillaryclinton

A photo posted by Courtney Love Cobain (@courtneylove) on

her her her her

A photo posted by Kendall (@kendalljenner) on

For Trump:

Check out the research company’s indepth social media analysis of the US Presidential Elections 2016:

US elections social media report

Fan Distribution

One thing that has never changed since May 2016 was Donald Trump’s lead over Hillary Clinton regarding their followers on both Facebook and Twitter. With 7.3 million fans on Facebook, he already had more than twice the amount than Clinton started with back in spring. However, the gap on their Twitter accounts has never been so large as that on Facebook.

US elections social media report
Looking at the relative fan distribution between them, there has been no real change in the last six months on Twitter. When considering Facebook, Hillary Clinton managed to catch up a bit. While she accumulated 31.6 per cent of their total fans in May 2016, she is now at 38.8 per cent showing a 7.2 per cent increase.

Total Number of Posts

Both candidates have been very present on social media and have posted a significant amount. While Hillary Clinton has sent around 800 more Tweets than Trump during the last six months, they just show a small differences in the number of posts they published on Facebook.

US elections social media report
Overall, Clinton posted 1,462 times on Facebook and 2,836 on Twitter between May 1st and October 31st. Trump published 1,456 posts on Facebook and 2003 Tweets during the same period.

Total Interactions

Most social media managers aim for a high number of interactions on their published content as they hope to engage the followers. This is also true for political campaigns on social networks. On Facebook, interactions can be likes and reactions, comments and shares. On Twitter, these are replies, likes and retweets. Regarding interactions, Trump really shines. Not even in one month was he beaten by Hillary Clinton. Trump’s strongest month was July on both Facebook and Twitter. Clinton achieved the most interactions on Facebook in September, the most on Twitter also in July.

US elections social media report
Overall, Clinton reached 60,598,609 interactions in Facebook and 31,442,348 on Twitter between May 1st and October 31st. Trump garnered 141,873,055 interactions on Facebook and 69,602,734 on Twitter during the same period.




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