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AP announces midterm election coverage plans

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The Associated Press, the most trusted source of information on election night with a history of accuracy dating to 1848, will offer that expertise to its customers and the public across all platforms when it counts the vote and covers the results of the Nov. 8 midterm elections.

With political reporters based across the country — and journalists on the ground in all 50 states — AP will continue to deliver campaign coverage and focus on the core issues affecting Americans, including inflation and the economy, access to abortion and more.

On election night AP will count the vote  in over 7,000 races, tallying the vote in Senate and House races, gubernatorial contests and statewide races ranging from secretary of state to attorney general and more. AP’s vote count is used by thousands of major news organizations and customers and is considered the definitive source of race results. No other national news organization can match AP’s footprint, on-the-ground knowledge or the deep expertise of our elections team.

The Associated Press also will conduct AP VoteCast, its wide-ranging survey of American voters, delivering results on the opinions of the electorate nationwide and in 48 states. AP VoteCast is conducted by  NORC at the University of Chicago  for The Associated Press and Fox News.

AP will declare the winners  in 35 Senate races, 435 congressional, 36 gubernatorial and 2 special elections using state-of-the-art analytical tools, its premier vote count and AP VoteCast to help determine when a race is decided. State-based race callers also will designate winners in about 5,000 additional down-ticket races, from state constitutional officers to state legislatures to ballot initiatives.

“In this critical midterm election cycle, we are committed to ensuring that our vote count, race calls and coverage of key races are accurate and trustworthy,” said AP Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Julie Pace. “We will leverage our resources in Washington and across all 50 states to provide clarity and crucial context on election results to members and customers.”

Here are the highlights of AP’s coverage plans:

  • In addition to its robust text, photo and video coverage across all 50 states, AP will provide live video from voting sites and candidate rallies across the U.S., as well as live shots overlooking the Capitol and White House.
  • Extensive explanatory journalism detailing topics like election administration, election certification, counting the vote and race calls will be available in text, video and graphics.
  • AP’s dedicated Fact Check team will continue to work with journalists in nearly 250 locations around the world to combat election-related misinformation in real time before, on and after election night.
  • AP Global Media Services will serve an array of TV broadcasters by operating live stand-up positions in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, and at the U.S. Capitol and White House.
  • Timely updates on key races will be available on APNews.com as well as on the AP News app. Push alerts and breaking news banners will provide the latest news. Download the app for iPhone or Android.

Follow AP’s election coverage:  http://apne.ws/LXCNGyp

About AP:

The Associated Press is an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting. Founded in 1846, AP today remains the most trusted source of fast, accurate, unbiased news in all formats and the essential provider of the technology and services vital to the news business. More than half the world’s population sees AP journalism every day. Online: www.ap.org

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