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Tuesday, December 22, 2015


The Rise of the Cybervoter

First there were soccer moms. Today, there’s a new online constituency.

Thomas Freedman | December 2, 2015

Soccer moms, gun owners and low-information swing voters. These are just a few of the oft-cited voting blocs trotted out every election year—ones that, we are told, politicians must win over in order to beat their opponents. But this year, based on my time spent on Capitol Hill, in the White House and working for nonprofits and on presidential campaigns, I’d say it’s time to add a new voting bloc to the list: a section of the electorate that uses the Internet regularly and shows a surprising ability to coalesce behind issues that affect their digital life.
Call them “cybercitizens.”

November 14, 2014. Source:

<more at; related links: (Imagine a World – Part 2: Online Voting Eliminates Low Turnout. August 4, 2015. [Blogger's note: Part 1 is at:]) and (Why can't you vote online? Making internet voting secure is a big challenge, but American elections have bigger demons. October 11, 2012)>

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