U.S. Election Results Controlled by Associated Press (AP)Submitted by We the People on Tue, 03/13/2012 - 21:31
It's not who counts the votes that matters anymore, it's who reports the votes. The Associated Press (AP) has a monopoly on U.S. elections. The AP is like the central bank of US media.
Google = Data from the Associated Press
Politico = Data Source: Associated Press
NBC = Relies on the Associated Press
CNN = Associated Press provides vote totals
Fox = Projected by the Associated Press
ABC = Vote data compiled by the AP
CBS = AP reports
WSJ = Source: Associated Press
NYT = Source: A.P.
Associated Press (AP) U.S. Election Monopoly Gallery
How NBC Projects Election Winners
The Associated Press delivers statewide vote counts as well as county by county results for general elections. The National Election Pool, a consortium formed by NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox and the AP, provides exit polls, precinct votes in selected sample precincts, and models for the analysis of the election information.
How does CNN make election projections?
The Associated Press: The Associated Press will provide vote totals for each race. The AP will be gathering numbers via stringers based in each county or other jurisdiction where votes are tabulated.
Edison Research: To assist CNN in collecting and evaluating this information, CNN, the other television networks and The Associated Press have employed Edison Research.