Your Game Plan For Watching Election Coverage Tonight

Your Game Plan For Watching Election Coverage Tonight

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Your Game Plan For Watching Election Coverage Tonight

Stay on top of the 2020 Election Night with these links and resources: from V to you.

Stay on top of the 2020 Election Night with these links and resources: from V to you.

Text: Valerie Stepanova

After months of fundraising, campaigning, convening and debating, it is finally here — Election Day in the United States of America. As voters all across the nation are casting their ballots for their candidate of choice, millions of people are asking themselves the very same question: how do I find election coverage on Tuesday, November 3? Where can I get the most accurate and timely updates on Election Night 2020? Which House and Senate races are worth paying close attention to?

Well, worry not — this year, the team here at is here to guide you through the night that will determine the course of American politics for the next four years. Your Election Night guide is right here — featuring options to watch the ballots being counted via network, cable, streaming or filtered through the lens of comedy, commentary and more:

STREAMING

NBC News NOW commencing its coverage on November 3 at 7 a.m. ET and continuing until 4 a.m. on November 4.

ABC News Live will begin its election programming at 7 p.m. ET and go overnight as votes are tallied.

]Newsy will have its coverage available to livestream via Roku, Apple TV, FireTV, Pluto, and other satellite, cable and cord-cutting platforms from Monday, November 2, at 3 p.m. ET and “will remain in extended live coverage through Wednesday and will remain fluid to continue live coverage until a winner is definitively announced.”

CBSN will provide continuous coverage of the presidential and local elections beginning 7 a.m. ET on its mobile and TV app, with supplementary live coverage on CBSNews.com.

In addition to the above, Pluto TV has a number of free in-browser streaming options, with no sign-up required, including Election 2020, Pluto TV News, CBSN, CNN, NBC News Now, Sky News, Bloomberg Television, and Cheddar.

TV AND CABLE

CBS This Morning: starting from 7 a.m. ET, the network will begin its Election Day coverage led Gayle King. CBS Evening News anchor Norah O’Donnell will chime in for live Election Night coverage at 7 p.m. ET. During the broadcast that will take place at CBS's very special Election Night studio in Times Square, Trump’s former chief of staff Reince Priebus and Obama’s former senior adviser Valerie Jarrett will provide commentary and analysis. In the meantime, the network correspondents will report live from battleground states.

NBC News Special: Decision 2020 Election Night: watch the coverage on NBC from 7 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET., anchored through at least 4 a.m. ET by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, TODAY co-anchor and NBC News chief legal correspondent Savannah Guthrie, Meet the Press moderator and NBC News political director Chuck Todd and NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent and senior Washington correspondent Andrea Mitchell.

ABC’s Your Voice/Your Vote: Election Night 2020: airing on ABC from 7 p.m. ET to 11 p.m. ET. The live coverage from New York City will be led by chief anchor George Stephanopoulos, who will be will be joined by World News Tonight anchor David Muir and ABC News Live Prime anchor Linsey Davis.

PBS: PBS NewsHour Special: Election 2020 live coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

C-Span: Campaign 2020 Election Night Results: starting at  9 p.m. ET and running until 7 a.m. the following morning. The coverage will include presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial election results, victory and concession speeches, as well as viewer reactions.

CNN will be airing Election Day coverage all day beginning at midnight. The network's results-focused Election Night in America kicks off at 7 p.m. ET and will continue on through 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 4. The show will air live from the CNN Election Center in Washington and will be anchored by Dana Bash, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Abby Phillip and Jake Tapper. Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon will lead the network’s late-night coverage; CNN correspondents, analysts and reporters will provide live access to voting locations in over a dozen key swing states, as well as live reporting from both Trump and Biden Campaign Headquarters.

MSNBC’s Election Day: Decision 2020: beginning coverage at 5 a.m. ET on Way Too Early With Kasie Hunt and runs all day and all night through to Morning Joe with Joe Scarborough the next morning at 5 a.m. The coverage will continue on MSNBC Dayside throughout the day, and special election coverage will begin at 4 p.m. ET with Nicolle Wallace, followed by Chris Hayes at 5 p.m. ET.

Fox News: prime-time elections coverage at 6 p.m. ET. While the network's election projection team is non-partisan and its state calls aren't exactly any more or less trustworthy than other networks', there is a possibility that pro-Trump commentators will try to spin the results in the president's favor.

COMEDY & COMMENTARY

New York Times: tune in for The Daily: Live Election Day Broadcast from the Times' award-winning podcast starting at 4 p.m. ET. The newspaper will also provide the latest updates on the state of election around the country throughout the day, as well as context and commentary so much needed in this time of widespread misinformation and conflicting claims coming from both sides of the political spectrum.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: streaming an all-day, 12-hour, preelection lead-up special called A LATE SHOW’s Pre-Show: Hoping for the Best… There will be guests — including celebrity chefs David Chang, Marcus Samuelsson and Paola Velez, as well as mixologists J.M. Hirsch and Abigail Gullo. The #LateShowPreShow will stream on the Late Show's YouTubeTwitterFacebook, and Instagram pages from 11 a.m. ET to 10:59 p.m. ET.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: coming from another live comedy option is Votegasm 2020: What Could Go Wrong? (Again) is coming from ViacomCBS-owned Comedy Central. This is now a tradition for The Daily Show, as it has been doing Election Night specials since 2000. Tune in at 11 p.m. ET to see Noah and his team of usual correspondents — including Jaboukie Young-White, Roy Wood Jr., Dulce Sloan, and Jordan Klepper — report live on Comedy Central, along with the show’s Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter accounts.

Comedy Cellar: go local with this Manhattan that ushers in cream of the crop in New York City's comedy talent. Founded in 1982 and widely considered to be the best comedy club in the country — so you're in for a treat with the top-notch comedic commentary on this election night.

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What To Expect From Today's Election
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