Topic: “Vote count”

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 Industry Insights

Beyond exit polls: A new way to survey voters

, by Lauren Easton

In its search for new ways to survey a changing electorate, AP continued its experiments aimed at evolving the traditional, in-person exit poll in 2017, testing a new approach aimed at reaching both those who vote in person on Election Day and the increasing number of voters who cast ballots early — roughly 40 percent in 2016.  

Posted in Behind the News

Calling the presidential race state by state

, by Lauren Easton

At 2:29 a.m. ET on Wednesday, The Associated Press called the race for Donald Trump in a Flash, reserved for news alerts of the highest importance.

Posted in Behind the News

Decision 2016: Calling the winners

, by Lauren Easton

With a history of calling election winners quickly and accurately for its member news organizations and customers in the U.S. and around the world, AP is poised to again do so on Nov. 8.

Posted in Behind the News

Decision 2016: It's 'about the voters'

, by Lauren Easton

With less than a week to go until Election Day, AP’s political team will be focusing not only on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, but also on the voters who are deciding which candidate will become the next U.S. president.

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