Friday, November 22, 2019

#CripTheVote Live Tweets Stats Update

Here are updated #CripTheVote chat statistics showing participation and impact numbers for the six Democratic Presidential debates so far. We are using a service called Keyhole to track this. 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.
"Tweet Impressions" is a total tally of all the times the Tweet has been seen.

This Timeline graph shows #CripTheVote tweet volumes over the course of the December 19, 2019 Democratic Presidential Primary Debate.

Graphic showing a line graph for #CripTheVote historical data for 12/19/19. On the x-axis are hours in one day, the y-axis the number posts: 5,652 posts, 2,406 users, 29,640 engagement, 27,361,410 tweet impressions. The peak was at about 10 pm Eastern.

And here are some charts covering the last four 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 and fourth debates.


June Debate: 1,569 per day average
July Debate: 2,761 per day average
September Debate: 2,996
October Debate: 3,807
November Debate: 2,353
December Debate: 5,652


June Debate: 575 per day average
July Debate: 1,196 per day average
September Debate: 1,123
October Debate: 1,597
November Debate: 1,000
December Debate: 2,406


June Debate: 1,618 per day average
July Debate: 11,915 per day average
September Debate: 10,691
October Debate: 13,730
November Debate: 8,126
December Debate: 29,640

Tweet Impressions

June Debate: 7,507,804 per day average
July Debate: 13,029,603 per day average
September Debate: 16,351,225
October Debate: 19,946,895
November Debate: 16,129,595
December Debate:

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

Sunday, November 3, 2019

2020 #CripTheVote Candidate Chats

Image description: #CripTheVote hashtag in rainbow colors with different letters in red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple against a white background. On the left of the hashtag is an image of a ballot box.

2020 #CripTheVote Candidate Chats

With the 2020 Presidential election fast approaching, the co-partners of #CripTheVote, Andrew Pulrang, Gregg Beratan, and Alice Wong, invite candidates from any party to join us in a Twitter chat about disability policy and issues. We are offering to host individual chats for each interested candidate in 2020. Below is an outline of the chat format including questions and time at the end for engagement with community members. Please note: Our advocacy is nonpartisan and any chats with candidates are not official endorsements.

If you’re interested, email us:

Check out this recap from our last Twitter chat:

#CripTheVote Candidate Chat format for each individual candidate (60-75 minutes):

Introduction and reminders on how to participate 

Q1: Tell us about your engagement with the disability community so far and examples of your campaign’s access and inclusion? 

Q2: What are some of the main things you learned from the disability community and how did it influence your overall vision of what you want to do if elected?  

Q3: Please share your policies and proposals that are focused on people with disabilities and how you developed them.  

Q4: How are disabled people involved in your campaign whether it’s staff, volunteers, advisors, or consultants? How will this continue in your administration if elected?

Q5: Is there anything else you’d like to share with us about disability issues?

Q6: Do you have any questions you’d like to ask the disability community?

[Remaining 15-20 minutes open for questions from chat participants to the candidate]

Wrap-up and thank you.