Why Election Day Polling Will Be Different In 2016
Traditionally, the media puts coverage of political polls on hold on Election Day, and only begins reporting on exit polls after the polls have closed. This year, though, a number of newer outlets are planning to cover projections throughout the day.
Votecastr, a partnership between Slate and Vice News, will provide coverage of the race in part by tracking the number of people who have voted at particular polling stations.
Here & Now‘s Robin Young speaks with Politico’s Steven Shepard about why this move is controversial, and what it could mean for voters.
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