Saturday, August 11, 2012

Online Clues to Election Politics

It's said that in 2008, the Wikipedia entry for Sarah Palin was modified, presumably by campaign staffers, dozens of times in the day or so before she was named by John McCain as his pick for Vice President.

So, this year, Wikipedia entries for Paul Ryan, Rob Portman, Tim Pawlenty and others have been closely watched. Then, Wikipedia itself put an end to this potential tip-off by locking those entries, supposedly to keep pranksters at bay. Way to mess things up, Stephen Colbert.

So, that set me to thinking. Are there any similar indicators, closer to home, that might be telling us something about the state of Richardson's own city council elections in 2013? After the jump, maybe a clue.

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