Politwoops Deleted Tweets from Politicians

An archive of the public statements deleted by U.S. politicians. Explore the tweets they would prefer you couldn't see.

To meet the Twitter API Terms of Service, all deleted tweets shown here since June 22, 2012 have been reviewed and approved by the Sunlight Foundation.

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Bruce Braley (D) @BruceBraley

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Mile 515 - looking at my 2nd grade photo in the BGM Echo with Gordon & Johanna Anderson at Hardee's in Osage. #20in30 http://t.co/MyUZMncC

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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IF YOU WISH TO VOTE TODAY OR TOMORROW: The Department of Elections will be open from 1pm - 5pm today and on Monday... http://t.co/G8mdIOil

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Charlie Gonzalez (D) @TX20CharlieG

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Listen to my interview with P

Governor Dan Malloy (D) @GovMalloyOffice

Thanks to all US Veterans who have fought to defend our nation. #HartfordVeteransParade http://t.co/VraElq3R

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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Per @msanchezMIA, #Miami Dept/Elections no longer accepting voters. We are on top of this; trying to find out what is going on! #p2 #sayfie

Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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We have received and are closely following reports that the Department of Elections has shut down operations,... http://t.co/5wXfYglG

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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RT @LynCKos: Crowd chanting, "Let us vote! Let us vote!" @wsvn @CNN #Miami http://t.co/p9gUxSVk

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Joe Garcia (D) @JoeGarcia

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IMPORTANT: Miami-Dade Department of Elections has reversed course once again; re-opening voting for those in line... http://t.co/xKv1ubkF

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On June 3, 2015, the Sunlight Foundation received word from Twitter that it was pulling the plug on Politwoops, reversing an agreement made in 2012 that allowed us to run the project using its API. The last deletions we have archived are from May 15, 2015. Please read our 'Eulogy for Politwoops' for more detail.

While we may no longer be able to publish deleted tweets, we're still working hard to advocate for more and better open data and to create tools that promote transparency and hold our government accountable.

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