The Huffington Post has an interesting story on election night exit polling and how the Associated Press and others will deal with a squeaker.
For the first time, the AP will be tweeting its election night calls at the same time they are punched across the wire. But according to the post, the news agency that has been covering presidential elections since 1848 has warned staffers about retweeting calls from other outlets and the dangers of incorrent or premature election calls . (See Bush/Gore, 2000)
Executives from the AP and several networks will be "quarantined" beginning at 11 a.m. in an attempt to keep any exit polling data from leaking prior to all polls closing.
After weeks of speculation, the direction of the Newark mayoral race may take an important turn today as prominent members of the Payne political family gather at Newark's Robert Treat Hotel at 11:30 a.m.
The campaign of Newark mayoral candidate Shavar Jeffries has called a press conference at which both U.S. Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr. (D-10) and Essex County deputy chief of staff and former state Assemblyman William D. Payne will be present.Read More >
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