With misinformation swirling ahead of the U.S. presidential election, fact-checking, a central function of AP for decades, has never been more important.
AP VoteCast, the wide-ranging survey of the American electorate, wasn’t built with a pandemic in mind, but in many ways uses the ideal methodology to conduct accurate research about the electorate at a time when more Americans than ever before are expected to cast ballots before Election Day.
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.
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.
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: