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How do media outlets get the presidential election results that they report?

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When I was working for the Lawrence Journal-World newspaper in Lawrence, Kansas back in 2004 the results were compiled at city hall and made available to reporters / other concerned parties via FTP in a terrifying CSV format. I don’t know if the technology has evolved much since then, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was much the same today.

This is How do media outlets get the presidential election results that they report? by Simon Willison, posted on 6th November 2012.

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