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Twitter records broken during election

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Tuesday night's presidential election made history in more ways than one.

It was the most tweeted-about event in US political history with 327,000 tweets sent per minute at the peak of Election Night when President Barack Obama won re-election.

The nation continues to talk on cyber space following the crowds, concession and victory speeches.  Many account holders have taken advantage and stepped up to the virtual podium.

"Proud to see the gender gap closing in politics woman break records in 2012 election," Amanda Rowles tweeted.

Others expressed emotion.

"Re-watched Obamas speech, fair to say he is simply inspiring," Sarah tweeted.

He also broke records.  A photo of Obama with the First Lady and the caption "four more years" got a whopping 700,000+ retweets.  That number surpasses Justin Bieber's previous record of 200,000.

The Obama campaign used Twitter far more often than GOP contender Mitt Romney.  The ratio was eight to one.

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