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Politics

Ballots are fodder for social media updates

When Steve Garfield tries a new beer or goes to a concert, he automatically posts his opinions on social ­media. So after he voted, he naturally shared his secret ballot with his 2,382 Facebook friends.

“I didn’t even think of it as anything to think about,” said Garfield, an independent media producer from Jamaica Plain and an Obama supporter.

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