Topic: “AP VoteCast”

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:

Posted in Behind the News

Counting votes, declaring winners amid global pandemic

, by Lauren Easton

Every major election night at The Associated Press requires staff from across the news cooperative to come together to tell the story of who won, and why. Three U.S. states plan to move ahead today with presidential primary elections amid the COVID-19 outbreak, and that means there will be votes to count and races to call.

Posted in Behind the News

How AP calls a race at poll close

, by Lauren Easton

On Super Tuesday, AP declared Bernie Sanders the winner in California as soon as polls closed at 8 p.m. PT— one of four such race calls made that night as polls closed in a state.

Posted in Behind the News

Stellar night for AP race calling

, by Lauren Easton

A night of fast and accurate race calls by The Associated Press on Super Tuesday culminated as polls closed in California at 8 p.m. PT, when AP declared Bernie Sanders the winner of the night’s biggest prize.

Posted in Announcements

AP adds 5 reporting teams to expand political coverage

, by Lauren Easton

News leaders announced on Wednesday the creation of five reporting teams to strengthen AP’s political coverage leading up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.

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