Earlier this year, Apple announced that it would provide the “most comprehensive” information about the 2020 US presidential election through Apple News. Now that Election Day has officially arrived, here’s the way to follow the news and results as they get started.
When you open the Apple News app on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, you’ll see a “Presidential Race” icon directly showing the breakdown of the Ballot as states start reporting. Clicking the Presidential Race icon will show you a more detailed breakdown of the results, including details of precinct reports, popular vote, etc.
Furthermore, you can even tap on the map to see district-level data. Apple is sourcing all of its live election results data from the Associated Press. It is also a source of odds and prediction data from FiveThirtyEight. Finally, there̵7;s even an interactive electoral map available in Apple News with the help of The washington posts.
This year’s presidential election is different from most because the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing and worse. Apple News is working to provide this necessary context in various parts of the app and even warns that “we may not know who won in a few days”.
Apple is also providing details on how to vote in every state, including what precautions you should take amid a corona virus outbreak, such as wearing a mask and away from society. Furthermore, Apple is providing detailed instructions on what to do if you still need to return the absentee ballot, and it’s also a source of information for local news agencies.
Ask Siri for the results
You can also ask Siri about the results of presidential elections in any state or on a national basis. Again, this data is taken from Relevant pressBut you should keep in mind that results are expected to be slower this year.
As usual, Apple News Election Spotlight is also reporting from various news sources, including ABC News, CBS News, CNN, FiveThirtyEight, Fox News, NBC News, Politico, ProPublica, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today, and others.
Through this curated coverage of Apple News, you can find details on how to track this year’s results, report in-depth reports on voter fraud, how to avoid misinformation, and more.
The Apple News Spotlight for Election Day 2020 can be found in the Apple News app on iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
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