Election Night Coverage On NBC

Nov 6, 2018, 10:49 AM | Updated: 10:50 am
Election Night coverage on NBC...
Election Night coverage on NBC

As polls begin to close on Election Night, NBC will have national coverage.

Following KSL 5 News at 6 and 6:30 p.m., Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Chuck Todd will be anchoring The Vote: America’s Future, beginning at 7 p.m. Joining them will be Tom Brokaw and Andrea Mitchell.

The evening will follow races across the country, including key Senate and House races that could potentially tip the balance of power.

KSL 5 News at 10 will keep you up-to-date on the latest Utah races as the state elects a new Senator and new representatives in Congress.

Terms to know

According to NBC’s methodology on calling midterm races, viewers will hear some terms as votes are counted.

Projected winner: NBC has projected that the candidate will win, but the count isn’t complete. This call is made after all the polls are scheduled to have closed.

Apparent winner: NBC has tallied enough votes to indicate the candidate has won the race. However, results may depend on a potential recount or final official tallies.

Winner: The candidate has clearly won beyond the normal margin for a recount. NBC will not use the term “winner” unless the returns make the outcome a virtual certainty.

“Note that none of these terms refers to the ‘official’ winner, since most states take weeks to officially certify a winner in an election,” according to the methodology article.

To early to call: There isn’t enough data to make a call.

Too close to call: There’s data, but the numbers are too close to make a call.

For additional information on how NBC calls races, read “NBC News Decision Desk: How we call the midterm races on election night,” by John Lapinski, Katie Primm and Stephanie Perry, on NBCnews.com.\


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