Why is Election Night a TV Show?

Barack Obama finds out about election returns the same way everybody else does — on TV — in 2008 (source)

We’ve been hearing it for weeks — Americans will need to be patient on election night. If the presidential race is a close one, we may have to wait days — or longer — for a clear sense of who will lead our nation for the next four years because of the unprecedented use of absentee and mail-in voting this year. It’s possible to imagine a nightmare scenario in which Republicans pressure TV networks into calling states for Donald…

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George Dillard

George Dillard

Exploring the past to illuminate politics, the environment, and more. Also: worldhistoryfacts.com. Buy me a beverage: https://ko-fi.com/georgedillard