11/10/2012 10:29 am ET Updated Jan 10, 2013

Killer Fail: How Romney's Broken Orca App Cost Him Thousands Of Votes

A few days before the presidential election, Mitt Romney's campaign announced what it hoped would be its secret weapon at the polls. Dubbed Project Orca, it let volunteers use a web app to search for and mark off voters as they left the polling location, then collected the data to use in projections or check which Romney supporters might need a call. "When the exit polls come out, we won't pay attention to that," Communications Director Gail Gitcho told PBS. "We will have had much more scientific information just based on the political operation we have set up."

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