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With President Obama and Mitt Romney neck-and-neck in the polls heading into election day, many are predicting a long Nov. 6 before a clear winner of the presidency is announced. In an effort to make sure all our readers are well read and entertained during this day of endless political drama, we have offered a list of the best Twitter accounts to follow. From funny to intellectual, these tweeters make following politics a #funfunfunfest. Watch out, you might even #enjoytheride.
The Candidates – real and fake
Both presidential nominees have jumped on the social media bandwagon to reach out to America’s electronically wired electorate. Naturally, fake twitter accounts of the candidates have followed, injecting some much needed fun into this year’s heavy presidential campaign.
Twitter Handle: @MittRomney
Twitter User: Mitt Romney
Best Tweet (so far): I won’t just represent one party, I’ll represent one nation. I’ll try to show the best of America, at a time when only our best will do.
Twitter Handle: @BarackObama
Twitter User: Run by #Obama2012 campaign staff. Tweets signed –bo are from the president.
Best Tweet (so far): “Together, we will renew those bonds and reaffirm that spirit that makes the United States of America the greatest nation on Earth.”
Twitter Handle: @MittStormTips
Twitter Users: Alec Brownstein and Jon Grieb
Best Tweet (so far): Marathon cancelled but I know one Kenyan still running! #MittStormTips
Twitter Handle: @ThePresObama
Name: Who knows? One thing for certain though, it is definitely not President Obama.
Best Tweet (so far): I believe hurricane Sandy and all hurricanes should have access to contraception.
The Real News
Fine, I guess these things called elections call for some real news here and there. Below are the best Twitter accounts to follow if you want just the facts, baby.
Twitter Handle: @cuindependent
Twitter User: CU Independent staff, CU-Boulder’s only official news outlet.
Best Tweet (so far): It’s election week! Check out CUI’s guide for the 2012 election http://bit.ly/QdXtQZ
Twitter Handle: @politico
Twitter User: Politico.com. Most tweets link to politico.cm articles.
Best Tweet (so far): Predict your own election results with our interactive swing-state map: http://politi.co/VxmcAW
Twitter Handle: @andersoncooper
Twitter User: Anderson Cooper, anchor of “Anderson Cooper 360” on CNN.
Best Tweet (so far): This may be my new favorite picture and I can’t even explain why http://instagr.am/p/RiOhqNEkDd/
Twitter Handle: @maddow
Twitter User: Rachel Maddow, anchor of MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
Best Tweet (so far): I’m at work in midtown, heartened by live shots feeding in now of our downtown neighborhoods cheering as the lights come on.
Twitter Handle: @mattflener
Twitter User: Matt Flener, 9NEWS K*USA reporter. Will be reporting from NBC News in New York for the next two days on Colorado’s role in the election.
Best Tweet (so far): Roughly 1.6 million votes here in Colorado already. About 800,000 people expected to vote Tuesday.
These tweets will help add some amusement to what is most likely going to be a long night of political drama.
Twitter Handle: @VanityFair
Twitter User: Various Vanity Fair reporters.
Best Tweet (so far): During the third presidential debate: The best part of this split screen is watching both candidates widen their eyes at Schieffer, like, “You hearing this shit?”
Twitter Handle: @robdelaney
Twitter User: Rob Delaney, comedian and writer.
Best Tweet (so far): Tweets are shouts from the cheap seats at the Coliseum. Your vote is the gladiator’s sword. FINISH HIM.
Twitter Handle: @lenadunham
Twitter User: Lena Dunham, comedian and writer, director and producer of HBO’s “Girls.”
Best Tweet (so far): I know I’ve been criticized for sexualizing our POTUS but you could bounce a quarter off that butt (image c/ http://instagr.am/p/RqDce-C1Eq/
Twitter Handle: @StephenAtHome
Twitter User: Stephen Colbert, host of “The Colbert Report” on Comedy Central.
Best Tweet (so far): On Oct. 31: TONIGHT: Lilly Ledbetter will be on to discuss the Lilly Ledbetter Act, which I believe is her one-woman show.
Twitter Handle: @pattonoswalt
Twitter User: Comedian/Actor Patton Oswalt
Best Tweet (so far): Weird to think that by this time on Wednesday the entire nation will only be a few hours away from a new episode of THE VOICE.
Contact CU Independent Entertainment Editor Kelsey Anne Lindsey at Kelsey.email@example.com.