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  •  because someone way up the ladder (2+ / 0-)
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    nellgwen, justalittlebitcrazy

    said we need to be on this for X amount of hours.

    producers, like I once was, are then forced to fill time with limited resources and having to position those resources where they'll be needed after the polls close.

    hence you have live hit after live hit in OH, FL, PA, VA, IA etc with nothing other than anecdotes and "it could go either way"

    •  Every tv report ever on election day (2+ / 0-)
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      nellgwen, justalittlebitcrazy

      "We're seeing a pretty heavy turnout here in X"
      "Talking to people in line, we've got a mix of X supporters and Y supporters"
      "Definitely a steady flow of voters into this polling location"
      "This election could come down to the wire, and both sides say they are confident they will come out on top"

      It has nothing to do with reporting and everything to do with needing to fill airtime on a day when literally nothing is happening.

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