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The news that Herman Cain had been accused of sexual harassment sent the sort of shock waves through Twitter no other GOP candidate has generated in this election cycle.

The Web site 140Elect, which has tracked Twitter activity for 2012 candidates closely over the campaign, found even more tweets mentioning Cain on Monday — a total of 47,804.

“It was the single-most-talked-about scandal of the 2012 election cycle,” 140elect’s Zach Green said.

According to Green, no other event spurred as many mentions for a Republican candidate this year. President Obama twice earned more mentions in 24 hours — the day Osama bin Laden was killed and the day Congress passed legislation to raise the debt ceiling.

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