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Nonstop chatter causing 'election fatigue' for some

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If you're sick of hearing about politics and debates on social media websites and beyond, you're not alone. If you're sick of hearing about politics and debates on social media websites and beyond, you're not alone.
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -

Are your Twitter and Facebook feeds overrun by debate talk? Are you sick of all the political talk?

At Arena Tavern in Gwinnett County, people took a break from politics on Monday to watch baseball and football instead.  Some said they had no intention of watching the last debate, opting for sports instead.

Thanks to social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, people are constantly bombarded with political opinions.  Ever wanted to know how your high school music teacher is voting? Now you can.

Hundreds of people on the FOX 5 Facebook page said they were tired or hearing about the election. Many said they had de-friended people on Facebook because of their politics.

"I have blocked 17 friends because of their political posts. I'm not on FB to be preached to, whether politics or religion. As soon as the election is over, I will set them all free again," Kevin G. Covington wrote.

Judy Weigle admitted that she's one of those who posts politics, and posts often. But Judy's not alone.

"I have been deleted/blocked a few times over my outspoken political views and I say good riddance to them all," wrote Ben Brackeen.

Still, not everybody is tired of the election. Some customers at Arena Tavern asked to put Monday's debate on a couple of TVs.  And, of course, plenty of opinions were expressed via Facebook and Twitter.

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