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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Obama Voting App: How Many People With Your Name Already Voted Today?

Posted By on Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 8:29 AM

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So you've voted today. Now what? It's a long day of waiting to see how all those negative ads paid off.

Thankfully, the Obama campaign has devised this weird app that'll help us all pass time while waiting for election results to come in tonight (and for your opponent to make their Words with Friends move). Not to mention, it will give you some useless insight about how civic-minded people with your name are.

Just click on this link

and type in your name and see how many

people with the same moniker have already hit the polls today -- and

where they voted.

Says the Obama campaign: "Bottom line: We need every person with your name -- and everyone else,

too -- to make it out to the polls to support President Obama."

Of course, you might want to read the fine print before you get too

excited by this Election Day game. The link will take you to a page

where you must log onto Facebook, and by doing so you just might be agreeing to hand over

a bunch of your information to the Obama campaign, including your

birthday, your "likes," photos, e-mail address, and profile information.

And if that's the case, then who really cares how many "Johns" voted today?

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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