Press Release | Associated Press | February 3, 2020
AP, the most trusted source of information on election night with a history of accuracy dating to 1848, will offer that expertise to its member news organizations, customers and the public across all platforms throughout the presidential primary season, which officially begins today with the Iowa caucuses and continues through June 2, when ballots are cast in Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota and the District of Columbia.
Thousands of news organizations in the U.S. and across the globe rely on AP to count the vote and call races. AP will tabulate votes in 2,730 races during the primary season, declaring winners in all contested elections.
The news agency will deploy AP VoteCast, the new standard survey of the American electorate trusted by major U.S. news organizations in their own coverage of election night, in early primary states such as Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Alabama, Texas, Virginia, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Arizona, Florida and Illinois.