Trackers are a ubiquitous fact of modern political life. They tend to be young, low-level tech dweebs whose purpose is to chase after candidates from the opposing party in hopes of catching them in the act of committing a gaffe. Tracking entails going to rallies, press conferences and debates and meticulously recording everything the targeted pol says and does. Read more.
(This has become an issue in the 18th Congressional District race between GOP challenger Phil Oliva of Somers and incumbent Democrat Sean Patrick Maloney.)