The man with the election’s winning numbers
President Obama’s record-breaking tweet.
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Besides President Obama, the big winner on Election Day was big data.
Big data’s patron saint — FiveThirtyEight blogger Nate Silver — won the battle to predict the outcome of the contest between Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Where breathless pundits brandishing equivocating polls shouted from the rooftops over the last few weeks that the race for the White House was a “toss-up,” or “too close to call,” Silver and other poll aggregators sat back and calmly told anyone who would listen that the…
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