How Did Channel 13 News Make Election Projections Before Others?

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DES MOINES, Iowa – On Tuesday night, Channel 13 received national attention for being the first news organization in the country to project that Joni Ernst was elected to the U.S. Senate. It was more than an hour before any other newsroom made a similar projection, including national news outlets.

We received a lot of feedback from across the country asking how we were able to make the Senate call, among others, ahead of everyone else.

Watch as Channel 13 Insider Jerry Crawford explains the process.


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