For this year's election, social media proved to be a major player for campaigns. On the presidential and state level, Facebook, Twitter and Google were flooded with campaign info. Everything from where a candidate was to their political platforms.
For voters, social media is one way to keep up with each party. But how does it benefit the men and women running for office. According to Brent Littlefield, communications director for Jeff Landry, social media was critical in fighting outside money that their opponent has.
Littlefield says without social media they would be at a disadvantage. And according to Neil Patel, communications director for Charles Boustany, social media has played a pivotal role in setting the record straight on any off-handed distortions made during this election. As of tonight, with 20 million tweets, this Election Day became the most tweeted about event in us political history.