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TAB, Poynter Partner in Elections Essential Webinar Oct. 29

-Waiting for Results, Countering Election Disinformation

Texas has seen record early voting this year as many counties have smashed previous turnout numbers. As of Monday morning, more than 43 percent of Texas’ registered voters had already cast their ballots in the Nov. 3 general election. With 7.3 million ballots cast, Texas only needs 1.6 million more ballots to be cast this week to break the total vote results in the 2016 general election.

Some Texas political researchers believe this year’s count could reach 12 million. With that high early voting turnout, how early will we know the election results? 

Probably not as fast as you would hope in Texas, let alone nationally

It could take several days to know Texas’ election results due to the status of provisional and mail-in ballots posted before the postmarked deadline.

Nationally, the control of the U.S. Senate may not be known for months.

The disinformation campaigns are already in high gear in advance of the Nov. 3 election.

Those themes are part of the discussion happening in Thursday’s FREE TAB newsroom webinar on election coverage featuring the Poynter Institute’s Al Tompkins. 

Join TAB and Tompkins on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10:30 a.m. CT, for this FREE webinar covering the last-minute challenges newsrooms will face heading up to the Nov. 3 general election, on election night itself, and in the days following.

In this 90-minute webinar, Tompkins will prep broadcast newsrooms on how to confront disinformation, potential court challenges, delayed vote results and the confusion likely to occur on election night and afterward.

There is no limit to the number of TAB member station employees who can sign-up for this FREE session!

The event will be recorded and available for members afterward.

Questions? Contact TAB’s Michael Schneider or call (512) 322-9944.

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