Wright State researchers monitor debates in election ‘War Room’


Donald Trump gets mentioned on Twitter three times more than Hillary Clinton, but researchers at Wright State University said it’s the hashtags that provide clues to whose Ohio supporters will turn out for the November election.

While millions watched the final presidential debate Wednesday night, 25 researchers at Wright State were watching on campus from a debate “war room” — gauging support for the presidential candidates by analyzing tweets in real-time.

“We’re taking this huge volume of tweets and saying ‘what does this mean?’ ” said James Mainord, CEO of Cognovi Labs, a Dayton firm working with WSU researchers on analysis.

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