As part of a project I’m working on dealing with how immigration is framed, I had downloaded all tweets from the accounts of Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Bernie Sanders from November 1, 2015 until November 9, 2016. This time period covered both the Republican and Democratic primaries, their conventions, and the general elections.
Clinton was the most prolific tweeter, tweeting 7,148 times, followed by Cruz at 6,528. Sanders followed with 5,812 tweets, and Trump, who is most closely associated with the medium, tweeted the least at 4,827 tweets. Ted Cruz was the biggest retweeter, and both his and Sander’s tweets decreased after they dropped out of the race.
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