Consumer Watch: Smartphone apps to help get you through election

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by Andy Treinen

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 6, 2012 at 5:53 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- After months of campaigning it all comes down to one day. And whether you're looking to share the excitement of Election Night, or an undecided voter looking for last-minute information before you head to the polls, there are Smartphone apps to help. Good Morning Kentuckiana’s Andy Treinen has some suggestions.

On election night, a lot of folks will be looking to Chicago, where President Barack Obama will spend Election Night to see whether he's re-elected as President of the United States. Others will look to Boston where Mitt Romney has his headquarters. But if you can't be in either city, don't worry, there's an app for that. 

The Managing Editor for Appolicious is Brad Spirrison, he breaks them down for us.

"Into Now, which is a great second screen application that will allow you to interact with others while you're watching election returns on Tuesday night. Congress Plus will help you learn about literally every member of the senate and house of representatives - voting record, financiers, other legislative activity and contact information - which also extends to their Face book, Twitter and YouTube presence And then another is a fun fact-checker-slash-game called Settle It by Politifact which really diagnoses which candidates and surrogates are telling the truth, sort of the truth or have their pants on fire," said Spirrison.

In 2008, it was the dawn of social media. in 2012, it was a rise in apps and even more social media tools. What will influence the 2016 Presidential Race? We'll just have to wait and see.

If you have a consumer issue, send an e-mail to consumerwatch@whas11.com

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