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Why Media Relies On AP To Call Election Winners

In the middle of a campaign season, a lot of us are looking at our phones or computers or television screens to find out who has won a particular election.

Many media outlets still wait for the Associated Press to call a winner before declaring it for themselves. David Scott, U.S. political Editor for the Associated Press explained why that is still the case.

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