Follow Tuesday's Primary Elections on Social Media

Alex Fitzpatrick

It's primary day in Indiana, North Carolina and West Virginia, and politicians, journalists and voters are all over Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media posting about the elections.

Mitt Romney has all but locked up the Republican presidential nomination with the exit of former rivals Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. But the show must go on -- voters are still headed to the polls in Tuesday night's three primary states.

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Election watchers are also paying close attention to state-level races across the country Tuesday evening: Indiana voters are poised to vote out Sen. Dick Lugar, the third most senior member of the Senate. Up in Wisconsin, Governor Scott Walker faces a recall election. And in North Carolina, voters are deciding on Amendment 1, which would constitutionally define marriage as taking place between a man and a woman.

During all of this, candidates will be taking to social media to influence voters in the battle for public office. Journalists are covering the elections with services such as Facebook, YouTube and Tout. Voters, meanwhile, are posting about their favorite candidates.

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As Tuesday night's primaries and other elections unfold, we'll be sharing the best examples of social media's use in politics. Follow Mashable to learn how politicians, journalists, media outlets and citizens are using social media during Tuesday's elections. We’ll be updating this continually:

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This story originally published on Mashable here.