Romney campaign will use smartphone app to track voter turnout

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Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign is aiming to train 20,000 volunteers to monitor polls in battleground states using a smartphone application. The app appears to allow those monitors to note it on their phones in real-time as they see and identify voters arrive at the polls. An instruction manual shows that the app will also enable those monitors to update party headquarters on turnout levels and report any potential problems or legal issues.

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