Election 2011: Social Media Coverage and Stories
By The Red Line Project Staff
The Red Line Project
Updated: Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011
Emanuel Elected Chicago's Next Mayor
With 99 percent of precincts reporting, Rahm Emanuel had 55 percent of the vote and has won outright the bid to be Chicago's next mayor. Several media outlets, including WGN and The Associated Press, called the race for Emanuel shortly after polls closed on Tuesday night.
Emanuel needed 50 percent plus one vote to avoid an April 5 runoff election against his top challenger, Gery Chico.
Storify: Read social media highlights from the mayoral election.
- Emanuel's website was updated Tuesday night to thank voters.
- Chicago News Cooperative time lapse video of election day. (Very cool!)
- Chicago Electon Central: 360-degree view. (Very cool!)
- Sun-Times columnist Lynn Sweet gives 10 reasons why Emanuel won.
Previous Red Line Project Stories on Emanuel:
- Monroe: Appeals court rules to remove Emanuel from ballot (Storify curation, January 2011)
- Lake: Reaction to Emanuel being kicked off mayoral ballot (Storify curation, January 2011)
Social Media Coverage: Aldermanic Races
The Red Line Project staff will track social media coverage of Chicago's aldermanic races. Those curations will be linked off this page as results come in.
Previous Red Line Project Election Coverage:
- Belmont: 32nd Ward aldermanic forum focuses on small business, healthcare (February 2011)
- Jackson: Chicago politics panel agrees on easy Emanuel win (February 2011)
- Jarvis: TIFs, housing, diversity part of 49th Ward forum (February 2011)
Several election signs popped up at Emerald City, a coffee shop off the Red Line Sheridan El stop and a popular stop during the campaign. (Photo by Mike Reilley)
- Sheridan: 46th Ward candidates participate in forum (February 2011)
- Wilson: 46th Ward candidates participate in the 'Great Debate' (January 2011)
- Wilson: Ald. Gene Schulter (47th Ward) Resigns (Storify curation, January 2011)
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