Monday, September 16, 2019

#CripTheVote Stats ... Wow

To get a clearer sense of the size and volume of #CripTheVote activity on peak days, we have started collecting tweet data during debate live tweets and scheduled chats. We are using a service called Keyhole. So if you are into numbers and statistics, read ahead!


“Tweets” includes the number of original tweets, retweets, and replies.
“Users” is the number of people who participated over the measured span of time.
“Engagement” is the number of times people either retweeted or replied to tweets.

This Timeline graph shows #CripTheVote tweet volumes over the course of September 12, 2019, the day of the Third Democratic Presidential Primary Debate. It shows two major spikes in activity during the course of the 3 hour debate ... an early spike above 600 tweets, followed by a moderate drop-off, and a second spike over 1,000 tweets. followed by a drop off at and after the end of the debate.

And here is a graph covering the last three debate live tweets. Since the first two debates were two nights, we came up with daily tweet averages for comparison with the single night Third Debate. The graph shows steady increases in tweets and users over the three debates, a large increase in tweets from the First to Second debates, followed by a slight decline in the number of tweets from the Second to the Third debate. The exact figures are below:

First Debates (Two Nights)

June 26-27, 2019

Tweets: 1,569 average per day
Users: 575 average per day
Engagement: 1,618 average per day

Second Debates (Two Nights)

July 30-31, 2019

Tweets: 2,761 average per day
Users: 1,196 average per day
Engagement: 11,915 average per day

Third Debate

September 12, 2019

Tweets: 2,996
Users: 1,123
Engagement: 10,691

We will keep collecting data from upcoming live tweets and chats. Check back here at the #CripTheVote blog.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Live Tweet: Third Democratic Debate - September 12, 2019

#CripTheVote Live Tweet - Democratic Primary Debate - September 12, 2019

Join #CripTheVote in live tweeting the next Democratic Presidential Debate, Thursday, September 12, 2019 from 8 PM to 11 PM Eastern, on ABC and Univision, with hosts:

Jorge Ramos

George Stephanopoulos

David Muir

Linsey Davis

Also, help us suggest disability questions and topics by using this online form from the American Association of People with Disabilities @AAPD:

Click here to submit questions

Deadline to submit questions is Monday, September 9, 2019.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Crowdsourcing Disability Policy on 2020 Presidential Candidate Websites

The word LINKS spelled out on five blue colored cubes

In our ongoing effort to make the 2020 Presidential Election campaign a little easier for disabled voters to follow, we are asking #CripTheVote participants for help. We want to present and maintain an easily referenced collection of links directly to disability-relevant sections on candidate websites.

@4WheelWorkOut has complied an extensive list already and offered it to get us started. We have added the remaining candidates with links to their website home pages, and will add more disability-specific links from their websites as we identify them.

If you want to help, pick a candidate, visit their website, and send links to disability-related pages to:


Joe Biden: No specific platform. However, he does mention:
Cory Booker:
John Delaney: No specific platform. However, he does mention:
Tulsi Gabbard: No specific platform. However, she does mention:
Kamala Harris:
Amy Klobuchar: No specific platform. However, she does mention:
Beto O’Rourke: No specific platform. However, he does mention:
Bernie Sanders:
Elizabeth Warren: No specific platform. However, she does mention:
Marianne Williamson:
Andrew Yang: No specific platform. However, he does mention:
Michael Bennet:

Steve Bullock:

Pete Buttigieg:

Julian Castro:

Bill de Blasio:

Wayne Messam:

Seth Moutlon:

Tim Ryan:

Joe Sestak:

Tom Steyer:


Donald Trump:

Bill Weld: