Apple News launches 2020 U.S. presidential election special coverage

Apple today introduced special coverage of the 2020 US presidential election, curated by Apple News and featuring news, info and data throughout the election from dozens of trusted news sources. Apple News 2020 election coverage promises to be the most comprehensive resource available, with reporting and analysis from ABC News, CBS News, CNN, FiveThirtyEight, Fox News, NBC News, ProPublica, Reuters, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, TIME, USA Today and others.

Apple News 2020 election coverage includes a series of curated guides, special features and resources. Apple says that readers from all political viewpoints get one convenient place to access reliable election information throughout the year, stay informed about the issues and follow major election moments — including the debates, Super Tuesday, Democratic and Republican conventions, election night and the 2021 presidential inauguration — in real time.

Apple News launches 2020 U.S. presidential election special coverage
Source: Apple Inc.

Some election features now available in Apple News include:

Real-time election results data from the Associated Press for each state primary, providing county-by-county results, a national map tracking candidate wins by state and a delegate tracker detailing candidates’ progress toward securing the nomination.

A resource to understanding today’s most important issues and topics, including foreign affairs, income inequality, trade, immigration, education, health care and others.

A guide to each presidential candidate, providing timely and convenient information on each candidate’s biography and experience, notable moments and quotes, current position on key issues, as well as videos, photos and recent media coverage.

Apple News will offer a guide to each presidential candidate (source: Apple Inc.)
Apple News will offer a guide to each presidential candidate (source: Apple Inc.)

A news literacy guide to help readers identify misinformation online and offer simple tips for seeking out accurate and reliable information, in partnership with the News Literacy Project.

Additionally, FiveThirtyEight is providing state and national polling data, infographics and data-driven analysis.

Beginning with the next Democratic debate in New Hampshire on February 7, Apple News will feature live-streaming video from ABC News, along with up-to-the-moment analysis from FiveThirtyEight and real-time updates from a variety of news outlets. The February 7 debate will also be live-streamed directly on the Apple TV app, available on iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, iPod touch, Mac, select Samsung LG smart TVs, and Amazon Fire TV and Roku devices.

The special 2020 election coverage is available to Apple News users in the US in the Today tab in the News app on iPhone, iPad and Mac. Users must update to iOS 13.3, iPadOS 13.3 or macOS 10.15.2 to access all the Apple News election features.

Source: Apple Inc.

MacDailyNews Take: Have at it, political junkies!

33 Comments

  1. I will happily follow Trump’s re-election on Apple News! I want to thank all the lies, stupidity, threats and violence of the Libturds which guaranteed his re-election!!!!!

    And a special thank you to Pelosi, Nadler, Schumer and the rest of the Demonrats! Your treasonous and illegal attempts to effect the election have been VERY helpful to Trump’s re-election.

    1. You’re hilarious…and dangerous in a numbskull sea of denial.

      “A news literacy guide to help readers identify misinformation online and offer simple tips for seeking out accurate and reliable information, in partnership with the News Literacy Project.”

      ….Is just for you.

      1. Collusion and Ukraine were farces designed to fool the gullible and stupid. They worked quite well on you.

        Impeachment was nothing but a political ploy to effect the election by trying to remove a President looking to have crimes investigated so the party can support the actual criminal to run for President. How f’ing stupid do you have to be to support that BS?

    2. “Treason” has a quite specific definition in the US Constitution: making war against the United States or giving aid and comfort to its enemies. The courts have consistently restricted that to material aid given to a declared enemy. What, exactly, do you think those people have done that meets that definition?

      I do not believe that Pelosi, et al. have withheld congressionally mandated aid to a US ally at war with a US opponent to gain a political advantage over a domestic political rival and without giving the legally required notice to Congress. If you were listening to the President’s lawyers and senatorial supporters last week, they agree that President Trump did do exactly that, but that it is not enough to remove him from office nine months before a presidential election.

      They say that the people can and will judge. I think we both agree on that.

          1. Your writing is deceptive without that critical information. It’s not the first time.

            Associating “deceptive” with one’s writing isn’t a feather in the cap.

          2. How is it “critical information” that the President only violated the express requirements of the Impoundment Control Act when he thought he could get away with it, and released the illegal hold only after he knew that Congress was about to make his misdeed public?

            I think it makes his conduct look worse, not better. If you think I was being deceptive by not piling on the man, I guess I can live with that. His post-hoc coverup was just one of the things I could have mentioned, but didn’t.

            I was really just reacting to somebody who apparently uses George III’s definition of treason, rather than the constitutional definition that begins “Treason shall only consist of” conduct that Trump’s critics come less close to satisfying than his act of deliberately sabotaging Ukraine’s chances of survival against Russia. Criticizing abuses of power is patriotism, not treason.

      1. The logical disconnect of the far right posters / russian trolls is hilarious. They constantly decry “MSM” as being “enemies of the state” — this implies the state is something to protect and defend. This is, by the way, the same state they claim is “deep” and has to be drowned “in a bathtub”. But then they claim the only one who can possibly “drain the swamp” is the most corrupt swamp creature to come out of NYC — they block legislative reform of any kind as the bills pile up on Moscow Mitch’s desk. In the next sentence they make up excuses why the executive needs more power and immunity from any oversight.

        But we digress. Where should the electorate get their news? Alternate FUD factories? Partisan “news aggregators” that blatantly cherry pick data points to bolster only their biases? Unverified anonymous fly-by-night PACs funded by the Mercers or the Kochs? Tweety in Chief, who has a record of lying dozens of times per day?

        Moreover, they brag that Fox (owned by a foreign entity!) is the most watched network (by the aging TV audience, that is). If that’s not mainstream, what is? Could it be that the blowhard extreme righties on this forum apparently have moved on to even more corrosive mind rotting media?

        It is true that much media is merely a lazy corporate front for ad revenue. They don’t want to dig up facts, they want to handwave to create controversy so you tune in tomorrow for your fix of emotional turmoil. It’s all about selling the fear and hype, a highly profitable venture that merely requires a big mouth personality with an axe to grind and a camera. What a shame that the electorate is so lazy that they can’t be bothered to ask for facts, context, and verification. Instead they will parrot and amplify the lies of the media source that aligns with their ill-informed opinions.

        Democracy (and republics, for you sticklers for governmental model accuracy) will fall apart if an independent and vibrant press is impeded. The current administration refuses to hold press conferences, preferring instead one-way shouting under Marine One and veritably false statements on Twitter.

        Unfortunately, Apple isn’t helping in any way. By enabling users to self-select only those media outlets that they already agree with — as opposed to offering a 360 degree full coverage of topics that the user is interested in learning more about — the extremism will continue and middle ground will be lost.

    1. Wrong question since it assumes there ‘is’ a ‘best’.
      If you are serious, notwithstanding cognitive bias, going wide, going deep, questioning everything written or spoken, all rigorously applied will reap rewards. And a few surprises but then in politics, the truth is hard to swallow.

    2. Ronner, I recommend that you look at all sides of an issue, including viewpoints well outside your normal framework. No one publication gets it right 100% of the time. The key is to absorb from all points along the spectrum so that the spin is neutralized. If you don’t cast an eye to all sides of the issue, long and short term, costs and benefits, from rich and poor, near and far, … then the spin of any one rag will only propel you to one extreme or another, and you’ll soon become as bitter and whiny as the Orange Liar, who is never happy. Every day is another tirade of whining from him and his media stooges.

      You will soon discover that many of the talking pieces of the modern right are only promoting the greed of the extreme rich, trying as hard as possible to screw the middle class so the rich can increase their already unsustainable cash flows. There was a time when Eisenhower republicans were proud to pay down the costs of wars, refocus on domestic prosperity, and invest in the middle class. Those days are long gone, longstanding principles discarded along the way. When you look at the extreme left, they aren’t interested in taking all the money, but their views of recreating Scandinavian models in the west need to have more fiscal groundwork. The way the debt has spiraled out of control, no big reforms are possible so they should focus on fixing what we all agree is broken. They are not. They are all worried about well being and health and fair play and touchy feely stuff instead of basic kitchen economics that most families still struggle with daily. Trump hasn’t done sh!t for the middle class, and it remains to be seen if relative centrists Bloomberg, Klobuchar, Steyer, or Bennett can find a workable centrist platform. Other dumbocrats appear to be unelectable or barking up the wrong tree on issues that matter.

      Somewhere in the middle is a common ground. It is up to you to find it, and reach out your hand to bring others with you. Blowhards like “dd” do the opposite: they sew discord, constantly disrespecting at least 55% of the nation they claim to love.

        1. “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln, 16 June 1858

          Democrats, it should be noted, have been the plurality of the vote for several elections. Only gerrymandering has enabled the GOP to maintain presidential and congressional power as long as it has. Its base is dying, and would not win any war.

          VOTE INDEPENDENT.

  2. Trump is a criminal who thinks he is above the law! If an ordinary citizen did what Trump had done, they would have been placed in prison. Let’s take this criminal off his throne and give him the consequences he deserves!

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