Apple News Gaining Dedicated 'Election Night' Tab With Real-Time Results

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Apple will replace the existing "2018 Midterm Elections" channel in Apple News on November 6 with a new "Election Night" section, providing readers with real-time results of Election Day 2018 (via TechCrunch). The change will happen at 8:00 p.m. ET on November 6 and showcase live results, updates on key races, the latest developments, and more.

To ensure that readers can quickly keep tabs on results, Apple will also replace the central "Digest" tab in Apple News with the Election Night section. Apple is partnering with the Associated Press for the update, using its real-time election results to create dynamic infographics and a complete list of federal election results in every state, as well as House and Senate seats.


The AP's data will allow Apple News to send out special alerts at the top of the Election Night feed -- or as a push notification if users choose -- to note if the balance of power in either the House or Senate has changed. All of these infographics and results data will automatically update every minute, and there will still be a manual page refresh option to force an immediate update.

Readers can expect the usual news coverage and live video feeds from existing Apple News partners as well:
Another section will focus on the latest developments - meaning breaking news headlines and stories related to election night coverage. This will feature news from a variety of sources including Axios, Politico, The Washington Post, Fox News, CNN, The New York Times, CBS, and others.

CBS News, CNN, and Fox News will also contribute video clips to the Election Night hub, while ABC will offer a live video feed. Another live video feed from NBC News will appear in a widget alongside the Live Results infographic.
Apple says that having a wide range of various news sources was necessary to ensure that all voters were informed about the election, no matter their political leaning. The company also notes that all of the Election Night coverage is not being driven by algorithms, and the November 6 update will see an "all-hands-on-deck" situation for the Apple News team.

This preference for human curation was recently highlighted in a report by The New York Times, which talked with Apple News editor in chief Lauren Kern about how her team approaches daily news curation for Apple. The company's decision to lean more heavily on human-led news selection instead of algorithms is the opposite strategy of rivals like Google News and Facebook, and Kern argues that Apple's way is "really the only legitimate way to do it at this point."

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Sasparilla

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I've been finding the Apple News app very useful, more than I thought and keep finding myself back in it when I want to get an overview of what's going on. Have to say I like the Apple News App alot better than the Google News App (which seems to focus more on auto running video - which I don't like for news - video nor auto running it).

This will be a nice feature alot of people will probably use - no need to turn the TV on.
 

gctwnl

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Too bad Apple News is only available in the US. There are people outside of the US also interested in such 'national US' channels, Apple.
 

WestonHarvey1

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Let me Save you all from Wasting time with Election Results.

NOT ENOUGH Latinos, Blacks, or young people bothered to Vote. Nothing will change in terms of balance of power. Republicans will control everything.
You cant fight math, its a mideterm election only a fraction of voters bother.
And a lot more latinos, blacks, and young people voted Republican than you'd expect.
 

dannyyankou

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And a lot more latinos, blacks, and young people voted Republican than you'd expect.
89% of blacks voted for Hillary, 8% voted for Trump...

28% of Latinos voted for Trump.

I’ll give you young people though. Only 55% of people 18-29 voted for Hillary. But 36% voted for Trump, while 9% voted for “other”. That 9% number is huge compared to past elections.
 

Drumjim85

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A little off topic, but how can BOTH people in the Texas Senate race be allowed to run without their real names?
 

ghostface147

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I'll be watching all the channels I can, right or left winged. I will vote on Tuesday, although for now it's mostly symbolic in Texas if you are a democrat since we're so gerrymandered and very red.
 
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Mr_Brightside_@

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Too bad Apple News is only available in the US. There are people outside of the US also interested in such 'national US' channels, Apple.
Agreed, spent five minutes searching the App Store, then Google for the News app before discovering it's not available in Canada.
 

magicman32

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Let me Save you all from Wasting time with Election Results.

NOT ENOUGH Latinos, Blacks, or young people bothered to Vote. Nothing will change in terms of balance of power. Republicans will control everything.
You cant fight math, its a mideterm election only a fraction of voters bother.
That’s suspect “analysis’’ for a typical election cycle but ever since 2016 changed the game, this is anything but a typical mid-term election cycle.

If you think otherwise or are holding on to past trends, you’re asleep at the wheel.

You can’t fight reality. The math has changed. We are living in a different world now since 2016.
 

iamgalt

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Don't watch the results until you've actually VOTED. No excuses! VOTE!
Voting just encourages the politicians (on both the left and right) to keep doing what they've been doing. No thanks to that. But I will be following your advice, which is valid, and will not be watching the results.

Cheers.
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If only Apple would let those of us who don’t want politics within the News app to disable politics entirely.
I wish I could like this post more than once.
 
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