Topic: “2020 presidential campaign”

Posted in Behind the News

Understanding the election: How AP counts the vote

, by Lauren Easton

On Nov. 3, The Associated Press will tabulate election results for national, state and local races and distribute them to customers around the world as it has done with a history of accuracy since 1848.

Posted in Behind the News

Understanding the election: How AP declares winners

, by Lauren Easton

The Associated Press will declare winners in 7,000 races in November, from president, Congress and governor to thousands of elections for state legislature, mayor, judges and more.

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Understanding the election: Why this year is different

, by Lauren Easton

The coronavirus pandemic means more Americans than ever before will cast their ballots ahead of Election Day. Deputy Managing Editor for Operations David Scott, who oversees AP’s race calling, explains how this may affect when we will know who won the 2020 U.S. presidential election:

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How we will identify Kamala Harris

, by John Daniszewski

The choice of U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., to join Joe Biden on their party’s presidential ticket to run against Donald Trump and Mike Pence was historic in many senses.

Posted in Industry Insights

Polling in a pandemic: the ideal methodology

, by Lauren Easton

The coronavirus has upended nearly every aspect of the U.S. presidential election. Deputy Managing Editor David Scott explains how AP VoteCast — the news cooperative’s election survey, which debuted in 2018 — uses the ideal methodology to conduct accurate research about the electorate in all 50 states during a pandemic:

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