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Best apps for political junkies

These apps provide fresh information about the primaries and general election.

CNN offers a free app that provides a live video news feed if you have a cable TV contract. “Even if you don’t,” you get “a lot of very fresh video and text” focused on the primaries and upcoming general election. The app’s CNN iReport feature makes it easy for users to send in video clips that could end up on air. (Android and iOS)

Politico has a free app that’s “a wonk’s dream come true.” Read up-to-the-minute campaign coverage and analysis from the popular political website. (Android and iOS)

USA Election 2012 lets you do your own election analysis. Besides a news feed, you get constantly updated poll results and candidate fund-raising totals. There’s even an interactive Google map of the U.S. “on which you can study state demographics and electoral-vote totals for any conceivable scenario.” (iOS only)

Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer

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