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Guinea's Laptop Election Monitors Now Crisis-Mapping

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

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The New York based group that monitored Guinea's historic election via text messages from voters is now monitoring outbreaks of violence between members of the West African nation's opposing parties. On Monday, the Electoral Commission announced a winner in the close Presidential run-off, and members of the losing party are dissatisfied with the count.

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Monitoring Guinea’s Election from Laptops in New York

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In the West African nation of Guinea, officials are still counting ballots in a very close run-off election for President. And here in New York, a group of international volunteers called Alliance Guinea has found an unusual way to support the country’s transition. They are using crowdsourcing tools to map voting problems and successes being observed in Guinea and sent to the Alliance via text message.

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