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How the AP calls political races

Tracey Samuelson May 4, 2016
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How the AP calls political races

Tracey Samuelson May 4, 2016
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After voters head to the polls and cast a ballot in a primary or a presidential election, somebody has to name the winner. And that somebody is generally not some official governmental agency or commission, but the media — often the Associated Press.

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