Immigration Question Sparks Most Tweets During Presidential Debate

Posted on  

"Immigration Question Sparks Most Tweets During Presidential Debate"

Out of the 7.2 million tweets sent during last night’s presidential debate, the reaction on Twitter peaked with 109,560 tweets per minute after the question about immigration. An audience member asked Mitt Romney what he planned to do about the undocumented immigrants who are living and working in the United States. Romney explained that he won’t grant amnesty and how he wouldn’t put in “magnets” that attract “people coming here illegally,” echoing the self-deportation immigration policy he laid out during the GOP primary.

« »

By clicking and submitting a comment I acknowledge the ThinkProgress Privacy Policy and agree to the ThinkProgress Terms of Use. I understand that my comments are also being governed by Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, or Hotmail’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policies as applicable, which can be found here.